Michelle N. Lipkowitz

Michelle Lipkowitz focuses her practice on commercial litigation, white collar defense, and government investigations. Michelle brings a breadth of litigation experience, including traditional criminal experience, to her practice. Accordingly, Michelle has extensive experience dealing with highly sensitive matters and crisis management, including handling the press. Her practice includes handling governmental investigations, commercial real estate, shareholder disputes, consumer class actions, construction matters, products liability, and contractual disputes. In addition, Michelle has significant experience defending colleges and universities and advising educational institutions. She has extensive experience before various administrative bodies and in state and federal courts throughout Maryland and across the country. She represents clients from a broad range of industries, including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, education, financial services, healthcare, construction, technology, retail and telecommunications, as well as governmental entities and nonprofits.

Experience

Recent representations include:

  • Represented a high profile client in criminal and attendant civil matters in Delaware and Maryland
  • Representing corporations and individuals being investigated by or targeted for indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Representing corporations and individuals being investigated by or targeted for prosecution by various federal and state agencies
  • Representing manufacturer in multi-million dollar, international breach of contract matter settled via arbitration
  • Representing municipality in multi-million dollar breach of contract case settled via mediation
  • Representing multinational retailer in $25 million bench trial for breach of lease resulting in partial summary judgment for the defense
  • Multi-district litigation on behalf of national retail organization against builder of approximately one dozen stores in multiple states, involving approximately $30 million in overall construction claims, resulting in favorable judgments and subsequent settlements for client and coordinated replacement contractors and suppliers

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