Professor Tippett researches behavioral ethics, employment law, and decision-making. Her most recent research, to be published in the Yale Journal of Law & Technology, examines how employee timekeeping software can erode compliance with wage and hour laws. Another recent study, published in the Lewis & Clark Law Review, used contract terms to predict a company’s litigation risk.
Professor Tippett is also completing a series of studies regarding drug injury ads, through which attorneys recruit consumers for lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies. Although these ads contain strong warning about medical risks, deceptive content in those ads remains largely unregulated. The first two studies were published in the American Journal of Law and Medicine, and Drug Safety. Other ongoing studies use experimental and survey-based methods to measure the potential effect of attorney advertising on medical decisions.
Professor Tippett is a co-author of the Fifth Edition of the West Academic textbook, Employment Discrimination & Employment Law: The Field as Practiced, along with Samuel Estreicher & Michael Harper. Her research on disparate impact litigation was cited in two opinions from the United States Court of Appeals and by the Iowa Supreme Court.
Her writing for public audiences has been published in The New Republic, Slate, and The Daily Beast, among others. She has also appeared on the BBC, Sirius Satellite Radio, and Oregon Public Radio.
Professor Tippett is the Faculty Co-Director for the Master’s Program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution. 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.
Before joining the faculty, Professor Tippett was an employment law attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Professor Tippett earned her law degree at Harvard Law School in 2006.