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Edward Rippey
Edward H. Rippey
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5171 erippey@cov.com Download V-card

Edward Rippey is a partner who litigates complex cases in several fields — with a focus on patent, gaming, and mining litigation. In addition, his matters have included such fields as antitrust, consumer, transportation, energy, sports, pharmaceutical, copyright, communications, and securities law. Mr. Rippey is co-chair of the Gaming Industry Practice Group, and represents integrated resorts and casinos as well as game manufacturers worldwide. He also is chair of the E-Discovery and Information Management Practice Group, and represents enormous multinational corporations in this arena.

Mr. Rippey is consistently ranked in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Who's Who Legal, and Super Lawyers. The Chambers rankings have noted that Mr. Rippey is a "savvy and forward-thinking" litigator who "combines specific knowledge with dynamite litigation skills, deposition analysis, and case oversight."

  • Procter & Gamble, Abbott Laboratories, AstraZeneca, Warner Chilcott, Fougera, GlaxoSmithKline, LendingTree, and other public companies in separate patent infringement litigations.
  • The New York Stock Exchange, The National Football League, Samsung, Chiquita, Solazyme, Freedom Communications, Wyeth, The Washington Post, and numerous other entities involving e-discovery advisory and strategy work.
  • Barrick Gold Corporation, Merck, Multimedia Games, MGM Resorts International, and other high-profile resorts on a wide range of litigation issues and claims.
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company in federal litigations (and regulatory matters) concerning claims arising under long-term contracts for transporting coal.
  • PPL Corporation and several of its subsidiaries in federal litigation (and regulatory matters) concerning antitrust, energy, and contract law.
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. in federal antitrust litigation relating to the issuance of credit cards as well as multidistrict securities litigation.
  • Atlantic Richfield Company, Boeing Company, General Electric Company, McDonnell-Douglas Corporation, and Northrop Grumman Corporation in federal litigation focused primarily on statutory and common-law environmental claims.
  • Itochu International, Inc. in commercial arbitration concerning the sale, marketing, and distribution of industrial machinery. 
  • NFL Enterprises, L.P. in numerous cases involving copyright, communications, broadcasting, and antitrust claims as well as franchise relocations and player arbitrations.

Pro Bono

  • Pearl Beale v. District of Columbia, No. 04-0959 (RMU) (D.D.C. 2004), concerning the conditions of confinement at the District of Columbia Jail.
  • United States of America v. Tony Angelo Mason, 233 F.3d 619 (D.C. Cir. 2000), concerning the “innocent possession” defense to firearm claims. 

Memberships and Affiliations

  • The Sedona Conference: Working Group on electronic document issues (2009-present)
  • Kroll OnTrack E-Discovery Advisory Board (2013-present)    
  • Legal Innovation 2020 Group (2014-present)
  • E-Discovery Counsel Round Table (2015-present) 
  • LexisNexis Litigation Solutions Advisory Board (2006-2014)   
  • IQPC E-Discovery Advisory Board (2008-2011)
  • Applied Discovery Advisory Board (2004-2006)
  • ABA: Science & Technology Law (2010-present)
  • ABA: E-Discovery & Digital Evidence (2010-present)
  • U.K. Society for Computers & Law (2011- present)
  • DRI E-Discovery Committee (2006-present)
  • CPR E-Discovery Committee (2007-present)
  • Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (2010-present)
  • Harvard College Schools Committee

Previous Experience

  • National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1988-1991)
  • Chambers Global - Litigation: E-Discovery (2014-2018)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers - Litigation: E-Discovery (nationwide) (2013-2018)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Litigation (2014-2018) 
  • Who’s Who Legal, Litigation: E-Discovery (2015-2017)
  • Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Outstanding Achievement Award (2012)
  • District of Columbia Circuit, Pro Bono Advocacy Award (2010)
  • District of Columbia Prisoners’ Legal Services Project, Pro Bono Service Award (2005)