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 ACS Presents: Greg Lipper, Supreme Court Advocate


Date: 11/21/2013
Time: 11:50 AM to 12:50 PM
Contact: Ben Cavataro

Location: Hutchins Hall 100

Description: The American Constitution Society is pleased to present Gregory M. Lipper, who is Senior Litigation Counsel at Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

On November 6, 2013, Mr. Lipper will be arguing for respondents in Town of Greece v. Galloway ( - probably the most significant Establishment Clause case since Lemon v. Kurtzman.

Mr. Lipper joined Americans United in January 2011, and he litigates church/state cases at trial and on appeal. He was lead counsel in Schultz v. Medina Valley Independent School District, a high-profile school-prayer case near San Antonio, and in Stewart v. Johnson County, a challenge to a local government's promotion of Christianity in the county courthouse. Mr. Lipper also authored our amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, along with several other amicus briefs to federal and state appellate courts.

Before joining Americans United, Mr. Lipper spent six years at Covington & Burling LLP, where his practice included trial and appellate litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and First Amendment advice. Mr. Lipper is an experienced oral advocate, and he has represented parties or amici in over twenty cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Lipper received his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2003 from Harvard Law School, where he was Notes Editor of the Harvard Law Review, an oralist on the winning team in the Ames Moot Court Competition, and a student attorney with the Criminal Justice Institute. Following law school, Mr. Lipper clerked for Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr., on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He received his B.A., with honors, from Northwestern University in 2000 and was a National Intercollegiate Champion in Extemporaneous Speaking.