Laura Flippin is a partner in DLA Piper’s Litigation practice, a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers in more than 30 countries.  Laura is currently based in Washington, DC. She focuses on government investigations, corporate internal investigations and compliance, securities fraud, and sophisticated civil litigation matters. Laura Flippin has experience appearing in trial and appellate courts throughout the country, representing and defending corporations and individuals in a variety of areas.  Some of these industries include hospitality, leisure, finance, energy, higher education, health care, pharmaceutical, engineering and telecommunications.

Laura Flippin’s experience includes working with clients on sophisticated electronic discovery preparation for and in response to litigation and government investigations.  She has advised companies in matters such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the False Claims Act, both in developing and enhancing compliance programs and in responding to government inquiries. She has also represented government contractors, health care providers, financial and banking institutions in litigation and investigations involving fraud and compliance issues.

Laura Flippin is originally from the Washington, DC area.  She graduated from The College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1992, majoring in government and public policy.  She attended the University of Virginia School of Law, and also holds a Master of Arts in American Government from the University of Virginia. In her legal career, Ms. Flippin has served as a Special Assistant to the President at the White House, designated as a commissioned officer and handling homeland security matters.  Laura Flippin also served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the US Department of Justice, overseeing more than one third of the civil litigation caseload for the Civil Division, matters involving the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration.  Flippin also served as Clearance Counsel in the White House Counsel’s office, handling background, clearance and ethics issues for Presidential and US Senate-confirmed appointees. She also previously served as a Trial Attorney with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Enforcement, and clerked for the Honorable James E. Bradberry, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.