Michael Rips has extensive experience in various areas of appellate and trial litigation, including securities law, intellectual property, criminal law, antitrust, and art law. Michael successfully tried one of the largest class action cases involving alleged securities fraud. He has also handled securities litigation matters involving internal investigations, arbitrations, and white-collar criminal cases.
He has an outstanding record representing Fortune 500 companies in pre-trial and post-trial legal proceedings, including briefing and arguing dispositive motions and appeals across the country. In addition, Michael has served as a senior supervisory lawyer for Steptoe’s service as national coordinating counsel for a major client’s asbestos litigation.
In the areas of art law and litigation, Michael is sought out by the top artists, museums, and foundations to provide legal representation on matters involving copyright and intellectual property issues. Some of his clients include the Dia Art Foundation, the Estate of Dan Flavin, and the artist James Rosenquist. Michael has written extensively on art law and art theory for The New York Times and other publications.
Bar & Court Admissions:
- New York
- US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- Hon. Justice William Brennan Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1984-1985
- Hon. Henry Politz, US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1982-1983
- J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1982
- M. Litt., University of Oxford, 1979
- B.A., Princeton University, 1976
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