“Michelle has earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence and her move to Mintz is a testament to the collaborative platform we offer and our highly regarded litigation practice,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz. “Her impressive leadership experience and perspective will bring wide-ranging benefits to our clients and colleagues. Michelle brings a substantial, high-end caseload and she will be part of a team of talented litigators who are engaged in high-profile work from coast to coast.”
Ms. Lipkowitz’s practice encompasses complex commercial litigation, white collar defense, and government investigations. She regularly provides counsel on highly sensitive matters, often assisting with crisis management and strategies for handling the press. Ms. Lipkowitz has extensive experience with shareholder, construction, product liability, and contract disputes as well as consumer class actions and criminal defense matters. Additionally, she has significant expertise in defending colleges and universities and advising educational institutions.
Ms. Lipkowitz has significant experience before various administrative bodies, and in state and federal courts throughout Maryland and across the country. She represents clients in a broad spectrum of industries, including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, education, financial services, health care, construction, technology, retail, and telecommunications, as well as governmental entities and nonprofits.
Ms. Lipkowitz also serves in leadership and board roles at numerous bar, civic, and alumni organizations. She is a board member of the University of Maryland Medical System and Folio Collaborative. Ms. Lipkowitz is also a founding member of the Baltimore Diverse Partners network, a local offshoot of the Diverse Lawyers Network, which helps the city’s diverse lawyers connect and provide mentoring to younger lawyers. Notably, during the pandemic, she was appointed by the Attorney General to serve on the Maryland Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force, which brought together leaders to reduce inequities in the civil justice system and develop solutions to assist the most vulnerable.
Ms. Lipkowitz joins Mintz from Saul Ewing, where she most recently served as the Managing Partner of the Baltimore office, a member of the Executive Committee, and as the firmwide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Partner. Her prior leadership roles included serving as the Vice-Chair of the Litigation Department and of the White Collar & Government Investigations Practice, and as Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.
She has received many honors for her work, including being named a "Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation and one of the "Most Influential Black Lawyers" by Savoy magazine.
Last year, Mintz relocated its office in Washington, D.C. to accommodate the firm’s continued strategic expansion to the Thurman Arnold Building, occupying 57,000 square feet of office space at 555 12th St., NW, a nearly 782,000-square-foot building by F and 12th Streets NW.