Kathryn Lipp

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Fairfax, VA

The Lipp Law Firm, PC
 | 4000 Legato Road, Suite 1100
Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: 571-581-2865
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kathryn Lipp is a partner at Berenzweig Leonard LLP in McLean, Virginia. Ms. Lipp concentrates her practice on business, construction, employment and labor litigation, representing corporate and executive-level clients throughout Virginia and the District of Columbia. She also advises employees on workplace employment and labor rights.

Ms. Lipp has several years of experience and is licensed in both Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as before various federal courts. Over the course of her career, she has been involved in noteworthy cases involving complex business and employment issues. Virginia Business magazine recognized her efforts in 2012, naming her one of “Virginia’s legal elite.”

Over and above her practice, Ms. Lipp writes and lectures on business and employment legal topics. Groups she speaks for include the National Business Institute and the Fairfax Bar Association. She enjoys engaging in pro bono practice and serves as a pro bono employment law project volunteer for Legal Services of Northern Virginia.

Professional organizations Ms. Lipp belongs to include the Fairfax Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She is a member of various sections within each association and a member of the George Mason American Inn of Court. She is also active in the Professional Services Council, serving as co-chair of the human resources and labor committee.

Ms. Lipp received a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and graduated magna cum laude. She earned her law degree from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Law - Employer

Employment & Labor (40%)

Employment & Labor (20%)

Business/Corporate (20%)

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employer


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Rising Stars: 2019

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About Kathryn Lipp

Admitted: 2010, Virginia


  • Unanimous Jury Verdict, 36th Annual Trial Advocacy College, January 2017
  • Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Construction and Public Contracts Section, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, DC Bar
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Government Contracts Section, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member, Business Law Section, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member, Employment and Labor Section, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, HR and Labor Committee, Professional Services Council (PSC)
  • United States District Court, Western District of Virginia, 2013
  • George Mason American Inn of Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims, 2012
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2012
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2014
  • District of Columbia, 2011
  • Virginia, 2010

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Waterfowl Blind litigation matter, Prince William County Circuit Court (2014-2015) Represented waterfowl hunters in a licensing dispute regarding two non-riparian stationary waterfowl blinds in Pohick Bay. This matter was a case of first impression regarding duck blind licensing priority under Va. Code Ann. Section 29.1-345.
  • Pro Bono Employment Law Project Volunteer, Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Moderator, What Does “Hire American” Mean for Government Contractors, PSC, April 2017
  • Contract Drafting and Online Defamation, Association of Bridal Consultants, 2013
  • Joint Employer Doctrine Could Spell More Litigation Trouble for Construction Companies, DRI, The Critical Path, The Newsletter of the Construction Law Committee, Volume 19 Issue 3, 2015
  • Construction Contract Workshop, Stafford County, Examining Legal Issues and Contract Disputes, 2015
  • Moderator, Labor Trends Impacting Employment Practitioners, FBA Employment and Labor Section, November 2016
  • Presenter, “Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now,” National Business Institute CLE, October 4, 2017
  • When Does Ex-Employee’s Use of LinkedIn Violate a Non-Solicitation Agreement?, Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly, July 24, 2017
  • Joined at the Hip? A Primer on the Joint Employment Doctrine, PSC, August 2017
  • Drug Testing in the Age of Legalized Marijuana, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Panelist, May 18, 2018
  • Moderator, Marijuana Use Presents Conflicts for Government Contractors, PSC, November 7, 2017
  • Government Shutdown Win is Cold Comfort to Contractors, Bloomberg Government Blog, February 6, 2018
  • Internal Workplace Investigations, National Business Institute, March 2, 2018


  • (DISCLAIMER: THERE ARE A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE, AND THE CASE RESULTS STATED BELOW DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY KATIE LIPP OR BERENZWEIG LEONARD) Dismissal of all counts against management-level client in action involving overbroad non-compete and non-solicitation provisions. Seneca One Finance, Inc. v. Bloshuk, No. RWT 16-CV-1848, 2016 WL 5851626 (D. Md. Oct. 6, 2016). 

Representative Clients:

  • Cashwell v. Attain, LLC et al., 1:12-cv-522 (E.D.Va. 2012)
  •  Inter-Con Sec. Sys., Inc.,B-403538.9, B-403538.8, 2012 CPD 245 (Jan. 10, 2012
  • FirstLine Transp. Sec., Inc. v. United States, 119 Fed. Cl. 116 (2014)
  • TigerSwan, Inc. v. United States, 110 Fed. Cl. 336 (2013); TigerSwan, Inc. v. United States, 118 Fed. Cl. 447 (2014)
  • SunTrust Bank v. Advanced Business Concepts, Inc. et al., CL2016-07288 (Fairfax Circuit Court, July 1, 2016)
  • Seneca One Finance, Inc. v. Bloshuk, No. RWT 16-CV-1848, 2016 WL 5851626 (D. Md. Oct. 6, 2016)
  • Seneca One Finance, Inc. et al. v. Cannell, No. 430310-V (Montgomery County Cir. Ct., July 13, 2017)

Educational Background:

  • James Madison University, B.S., Magna Cum Laude, 2006 

Industry Groups

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Government Contractors
  • Women-owned Businesses
Office Location for Kathryn Lipp

4000 Legato Road
Suite 1100
Fairfax, VA 22033

Phone: 571-581-2865

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Last Updated: 7/9/2019

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