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Kathryn Megan Lipp

Employment and labor Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Katie Lipp

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 12 years
    Virginia - VA 13 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2011
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kathryn

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I am an employment and labor law attorney, representing companies, employees and executives in litigation and personnel matters. I have a general background in education, technology, construction, and government contracts matters.

A large part of my litigation practice pertains to post-employment litigation, both raising and defending claims involving fraud, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, leaked confidential information, defamation, and civil conspiracy. I also regularly negotiate agreements outside of the courtroom, including agreements pertaining to terminations, severance pay and commercial leases.

I regularly advise and train companies on best practices in the workplace, on topics such as workplace investigations, sexual harassment, the joint employer doctrine, terminations, ADA accommodations, and job applications. 

I also have experience advising and litigating labor union matters, including employee termination grievances in arbitration, and negotiating collective bargaining agreements.


The Lipp Law Firm, PC
4000 Legato Road
Suite 1100
Fairfax, VA, 22033-2893
The Lipp Law Firm, PC
1725 I Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006
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Posted by April | November 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kathryn is one of the best lawyer I was lucky to find with the help of my Boyfriend and she went above and beyond to help me with all the things I needed. I was successful to get my exemption approved for Covid and she did a great job for gathering and put in the accurate info for me to present to my employer. She is very professional and prompt on responding. I highly recommend her. She is the best.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
I worked with Ms. Lipp on a tricky employment case with a big organization. She was easy to reach, calm and positive. She kept me focused on the big picture and was extremely knowledgeable about all my legal options. Without her support in this issue, I would've felt panicked and lost. With her guidance, I was able to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
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Response from Kathryn Lipp February 8, 2021
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure working on your noncompete employment case. All my best, Katie
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Employment Separation Document
Ms. Lipp thoroughly and thoughtfully reviewed an employment separation document. She provided timely and useful recommendations and options. I was able to obtain more detailed information from my former employer as well as some revisions to the final document.
Posted by Brandon | February 28, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Experience with Katie
Katie was fantastic with dealing with my employment issue. She was honest, caring, and dedicated. I also really liked how she gave me several options on how to handle my situation and explained each of them in detail. Overall, I'm very happy with my experience with her and I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
New Job Crisis
I reached out to Katie for advise on an existing employment agreement and how it may have affected future employment. It was necessary to get an analysis of the documents done quickly in order for me to make significant decisions. Katie was very knowledgeable, helpful and understanding of the pressing need. Katie made herself available at all hours and I was able to reach an appropriate resolution of my issue.
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Posted by Dianne | February 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Katie Lipp, Esquire
I retained the representation of Katie Lipp in January 2019 regarding an employment issue. She was highly responsive to my needs and schedule. I was always able to reach Ms. Lipp, most easily by email and telephone. She was able to be present at my job site to meet with employer and representatives in my matter. She worked effectively with and communicated with other counsel and representation I had and continued to work with regarding my case. Ms. Lipp provided counsel, resources and strategies to help me navigate my case. She always listened and considered my opinions and ideas when representing me. Ms. Lipp was prompt and on time for meetings, inferences, and when responding to communications. I was grateful and appreciative of the quality representation she provided me. I would definitely recommend her services. She always made me feel like my case was a priority to her.
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Posted by Dianne | February 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Flawless
Highly responsive to client needs! Always available by email. Makes time to represent at alternative locations. Very prompt in responses and communications. Provides counsel regarding options, resources, and strategies. Works with other entities (ie unions, previous counsel). She is a strong advocate for teachers. She is Amazing!
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and efficient
I consulted with and then hired Kathryn Lipp to oversee a concern that I had about eligibility for a retirement incentive program. She was clear, efficient, and smart throughout. She zeroed in on what was important in the matter (despite my bringing in extraneous material) and acted with professionalism and tact. She cooperated very well with me and I felt that we understood each other well.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Responsive and knowledgeable; listens and delivers.
Katie was terrific to work with. She is extremely responsive, knowledgeable and clear, as well as a great listener who really pays attention to what you're saying and works for your best interests. When I first contacted her on a Friday afternoon, I was impressed she got back to me that day--I had assumed she wouldn't get back to me until the following Monday. Also, I had a tight deadline to review a contract, and she pulled in the resources within her firm to get everything done in the time frame necessary. She fully answered all my detailed questions. She's very easy to talk to, and was dedicated to making sure I got what I needed out of our interactions. I would certainly hire her again.
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Posted by Paul | September 14, 2018
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Solid and personalized advise
Kathryn took my issue at heart. She listened, she took the time to work through the intricate details of the problem, and she provided solid, realistic legal advise. She went beyond just providing legal advise, she actually was working to find the best outcome. More importantly, in doing all of that she proved that she could be trusted to work in my best interest.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Lawyer
Ms. Lipp was paramount in overseeing, guiding me through, and craftily negotiating my case to get the best possible outcome. She and her staff were extremely professional, helpful, supportive, and persistent in the pursuit of justice. I would highly recommend her and her firm.
Posted by Tara | March 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sympathetic and a Fire Cracker!
The level of sympathy and encouragement that we have received from Katie is more than I ever thought could happen from an attorney. She has consistently made sure that she understood our feelings on the matter so that they were accurately relayed to the defendant. And what she relays makes it clear to the defendant that we aren't playing! I would recommend her anytime to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A great advocate and partner for her clients
Katie represented me in an employment seperation matter. Her calm demeanor, patience and persistance made her the perfect partner for me as we worked toward a great outcome. She communicates well and I never doubted that she was all-in to help me.
Posted by Sheryl Tolbert-Johnson | March 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!!!
Katie is a family friend and confidant. My sister and I had a dispute with a cruise line. My husband made the recommendation for us to call her. Katie jumped right on it. She gave us our options and is still currently working the case. She truly listened to our concerns and are feelings. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Posted by Helen | March 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Employment and Litigation
Katie is an excellent attorney, she listens, empathetic and her passion as an attorney is superb. I highly recommend her in my referral data base.
Response from Kathryn Lipp March 9, 2018
Helen, I appreciate your passion for your work and am honored to serve you. Thank you for including me in your referral database.
Posted by C | March 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Insightful, Responsive, Sharp
It did not take long for me to get a sense of Katie's passion for what she does. Instantly, I felt more than confident that she would fight for me. Katie was realistic from the beginning about the merits of my case (strong). Katie has a calm and empathetic demeanor that is invaluable in times of uncertainty. She is very responsive which was important to me. As far as her expertise, she knows the law in and out. She is on top of deadlines and always keeps me informed of next steps. She is resolute with opposing counsel. Katie has a presence and confidence about her. She has a lot of experience and will fight for you. I would highly recommend Katie!
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Response from Kathryn Lipp March 9, 2018
Thank you for your review of my services, and it is a pleasure to serve as your legal counsel in this litigation matter.
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended, Remarkable Job
I hired Katie Lipp to represent me in a case against my employer. She provided excellent guidance, helping me weigh the different options and decide which course of action to take. Katie really knows her stuff -- she knows the law down pat and had excellent ideas when it came to the best approach. She had some very clever strategies, which speak volumes about her legal expertise. She provides honest feedback and that really won my trust, which is crucial when making potentially life-altering decisions. I knew that she wouldn't lead me astray. Also, Katie works HARD. She is very diligent and super responsive. I could contact her any time of day and she would get right back to me. Sometimes, I wondered if she ever took a break! It's clear she loves what she does. And I knew I could count on her to deliver when we were faced with hard deadlines. Ultimately, we won the terms we had sought, on all counts, and it was a huge relief. I'm so glad I made the decision to hire Katie. She was really a lifesaver and a pleasure to work with. She has a great manner about her, is patient, listens, and is thoughtful in her responses. I highly recommend Katie Lipp to anyone. If you're considering retaining a labor and employment attorney, hire her. You'll be glad you did.
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Response from Kathryn Lipp March 12, 2018
Thank you for your kind review. I really enjoyed the fast-paced nature of your case, and am glad you are satisfied.
Posted by Kris | October 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Competent and Professional
Ms. Lipp represented me in a non compete, non solicitation case filed against me from a former employer. She had a lot of hurdles to overcome and she handled every single one. The judge ultimately dismissed the case against me entirely. Without that I would have be prevented from working in the occupation Ive practiced for over 11 years. I believe it was the skill and legal knowledge of Ms. Lipp and her firm that secured this victory.
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Response from Kathryn Lipp March 12, 2018
Kris, thank you for your kind review. My favorite part of defense litigation is when the case is dismissed in full. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your defense counsel.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Berenzweig Leonard
  • 2018 - Present
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Berenzweig Leonard
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Berenzweig Leonard
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Seeger, Faughnan, Mendicino, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Seeger, Faughnan, Mendicino, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Albo & Oblon, LLP
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Paralegal Specialist
  • U.S. Army
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Cooch & Lapham, PLLC
  • 2006 - 2007
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  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • James Madison University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Seneca One Finance, Inc. et al. v. Cannell
  • Dismissal with prejudice of 4 out of 7 counts against employee client in action involving claims of constructive fraud and misappropriation of trade secrets.
  • Seneca One Finance, Inc. v. Bloshuk
  • Dismissal of all counts against management-level client in action involving overbroad non-compete and non-solicitation provisions.
  • SunTrust Bank v. Advanced Business Concepts, Inc. et al., CL2016-07288 (Fairfax Circuit Court, July 1, 2016).
  • Dismissal on behalf of Defendant


  • Professional Services Council, Labor and HR Committee
  • Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • George Mason American Inn of Court
  • Barrister Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Employment Law Pro Bono Volunteer
  • Pro Bono Volunteer
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Up and Coming
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute (NBI) Telephone Presentation
  • Internal Workplace Investigations
  • 2018
  • Joined at the Hip? A Primer on the Joint Employment Doctrine
  • Joint Employment Doctrine Primer
  • 2018
  • 39th FCMS Arbitration Symposium
  • Drug Testing in the Age of Legalized Marijuana
  • 2018
  • What Does “Hire American” Mean for Government Contractors
  • Hire American Mandate Under the Trump Administration
  • 2017
  • Professional Services Council (PSC) Human Resources and Labor Policy Committee
  • Marijuana Use Presents Conflicts for Government Contractors
  • 2017
  • Labor Trends Impacting Employment Practitioners
  • Labor Trends in Employment Law
  • 2016
  • Construction Contract Workshop
  • Examining Legal Issues and Contract Disputes
  • 2015
  • Association of Bridal Consultants Business Seminar
  • Contract Drafting and Online Defamation
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (21)
Endorse Kathryn
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katie has been a trusted associate for many years now. She zealously represents her clients and is always willing to lend a hand to other attorneys. If you have an employment matter, you can do no better than Kathryn Lipp."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katie is very competent, and what's important, she knows what her clients need. She will listen carefully and go above and beyond to serve her client's interests. I endorse Katie."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Lipp is a fantastic employment attorney that understands the landscape for companies of all kinds. When my clients seek guidance around employment law, she's on the top of my list of referrals. I endorse this attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katie offers smart and practical employment advice. She can be a huge asset on a variety of critical management and employee-side issues."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katie is an excellent attorney who works hard for her clients. I don't hesitate to refer clients to her, as I will know that they will be in good hands. She has my trust and high recommendation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Katie since 2013. She is an outstanding lawyer, coworker, and mentor. She goes above and beyond in each case that she works on and views her cases through a creative lens. Katie zealously advocates for her clients, and is well respected in the legal community. I highly recommend Katie's legal services."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have litigated several cases with Katie, and she is both aggressive and thorough in her approach to winning a case."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Katie was opposing counsel in a couple of matters I was previously involved in. She is a knowledgeable and fierce advocate for her clients, and I would not hesitate to recommend her services."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Katie for five years, and found her to be one of the most creative, zealous, and compassionate lawyers in her field. If I found myself in the market for a litigator, I'd definitely want Katie in my corner."
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Fairfax Employment and labor Lawyer Kathryn Megan Lipp
Kathryn Megan Lipp
Employment and labor Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 13 years