honors + affiliations
Member, American Bar Association
Member, State Bar of California
Member, National Bar Associations
Member, Charles Houston Bar Association of Oakland
Member, 1992 Leadership Counsel, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
Member, Bar Association of San Francisco Judiciary Committee
Former Member, Board of Directors, Equal Rights Advocates
Former Member, Board of Directors, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Northern California Division
Former Member, Board of Directors, Homeless Prenatal Program
Listed, Northern California Super Lawyer (2006)
- U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- San Francisco
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Rollin B. Chippey, II is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Chippey led Morgan Lewis's trial team in its representation of Asahi Kasei Pharma Corp., where he and his partners obtained a $577 million verdict for Asahi after a three-month jury trial in California state court in the spring of 2011. The verdict is currently the second largest jury verdict in the United States for 2011.
Mr. Chippey's practice includes broad civil litigation representations in state and federal courts, including complex commercial matters, trade secrets, and employment disputes, as well as a full range of real estate matters, including land use entitlements and partnership disputes.
His trial experience includes bench and jury trials in both state and federal courts involving such matters as misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of an option agreement to purchase real property, breach of contract claims in connection with large military procurement contracts, breach of lease issues, mortgage banking-related issues, manufacturers of polyurethane applications, claims of trademark infringement and antitrust violations, landlord-tenant disputes, and claims regarding a stock option plan. His employment litigation experience includes defense of employers in complex wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and racial discrimination cases.
Mr. Chippey has a legal and technical background that includes work at a nationally prominent law firm and a law clerk position with Judge Nathaniel R. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
He is a member of various national and local bar associations, including the Charles Houston Bar Association of Oakland and the Bar Association of the San Francisco. He is a former director of the Northern California Division of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Chippey's civic involvement includes service on the Board of NatureBridge, a national education organization introducing school children to the wonders of the natural world. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Equal Rights Advocates and the Homeless Prenatal Program of San Francisco.
Mr. Chippey is admitted to practice in California and before all California state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
- Representing a large retailer in environmental and land use matters in state and federal courts across the country.
- Representing various clients in disputes relating to the California Environmental Quality Act in California state courts.
- Representing a corporation in the purchase of a new campus in California state court in Orange County.
- Representing a client accused of various torts in Nevada state court.
- Harvard Law School, 1981, J.D.
- Yale University, 1976, B.A.