Professor Tippetts research interests focus on employment law, legal ethics, and dispute resolution. She has authored articles in the Rutgers Law Review (forthcoming), the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, and the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, among others. Professor Tippetts research on whistleblowing has been in various books and articles on legal ethics, securities law, and employment law, including the popular Employee Duty of Loyalty treatise by Marlsberger et al. Her recent empirical research relating to the Dukes v. Wal-Mart decision was selected for presentation at the national 2012 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies from among 356 submissions.
Prior to joining Oregon Law, Professor Tippett was an employment law attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she represented technology companies in federal and state court in litigation relating to trade secret misappropriation, employment contracts, and employment discrimination. She also counseled start-up companies on compliance with applicable employment laws, and advised on employment aspects of large mergers and acquisitions.
Professor Tippett earned her law degree at Harvard Law School in 2006. She spent several years as a research associate for the Harvard Negotiation Project, working with Professor Emeritus Roger Fisher, Co-author of Getting to Yes, and teaching various negotiation-related courses for students and practitioners. Professor Tippett also served as the Outside Training Director for the Harvard Mediation Program and Articles Editor for the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard College.