Stephen M. Chippendale

Stephen M. Chippendale

Partner - Washington, DC
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Washington, DC 20006
TEL: 202.496.7789
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Steve Chippendale, formerly deputy general counsel for Senator John McCain’s first presidential campaign, is a litigation partner who co-chairs the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Group and is an active member of Global Patent Litigation Group.

A resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, Steve advises clients ranging from global brands to innovative startups on the U.S. antitrust laws and rules against unfair competition. He defends clients against challenges to their business practices, helps them achieve their goals while curtailing their risks, and addresses situations when they themselves are harmed by anticompetitive conduct.

Steve advises clients from around the world on cartel investigations, mergers, joint ventures, and other antitrust/competition issues with an international scope. He has successfully represented foreign companies and individuals in cartel investigations by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.

In addition, Steve practices intellectual property law, with an emphasis in infringement—copyright, patent, and trademark—and related claims of false advertising and unfair competition.  He helps global brands use their IP to prevent unauthorized ("gray market") sales and thereby protect their position in the U.S. market. 

Steve concentrates his practice in the following areas:

Steve is an honors graduate from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was managing editor of the Law Review and authored an article on the federalization of crime. He was a legal writing instructor and a research assistant for Professor Michael Paulsen, a leading scholar of constitutional interpretation. 

Prior to law school, Steve received his bachelor's degree in political science from Indiana University and master's degree in justice from The American University. As a graduate student, Steve taught a class on the legal system, gave the student body speech on Martin Luther King Day, and was president of the Graduate Student Council.

Steve was born in Leeds, England, and raised in Columbia, Missouri. He has served as pro bono counsel for the Washington Estonian Society.

In 2002, Steve co-authored a book on insurance reform for Georgetown University Press. He writes frequently on legal issues.


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