Ann M. Lipton

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law


Ann Lipton’s research concerns federal securities regulation and complex civil litigation, with a focus on the efficacy of litigation as a tool for improving corporate governance. 

Prior to joining Duke Law faculty as a visiting assistant professor in the summer of 2013, Lipton practiced as a securities litigator for 11 years in both the private and public sectors, most recently at the law firm of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP in New York.  During the 2003-2004 academic year, Lipton taught legal writing at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  

Lipton received her AB in communications and psychology from Stanford University in 1995, with honors and Phi Beta Kappa.  She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2000, where she served on the Articles and Commentaries Committee for the Harvard Law Review, and was awarded the Sears Prize after her second year.   She clerked for Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter.