Burt Lipshie is a 1967 cum laude graduate of Columbia Law School, and, since 1977, has been the Managing Attorney of the Litigation Department of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, its national litigation coordinator, Director of the firm's Attorney Enrichment Program, and Chair of its CLE Committee. Before joining Stroock, he was an Assistant District Attorney in New York County, and Law Secretary to Justice Abraham Gellinoff, New York State Supreme Court, New York County and Appellate Term, First Department.
Since 1985, Burt has been Adjunct Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law, where he teaches New York Practice. He has been voted "Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year" by the graduating class 12 times.
He is Past Chair of the Professional Development Consortium - an organization of directors of Professional Development Continuing Legal Education in law firms across the country and Canada. He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Civil Practice to the Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York, and Chairs its Subcommittee on Disclosure. He also served on the New York State CLE Board. He is a former member, and Panel Chair, of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the First Department.
Burt is co-author of "New York Civil Procedure Before Trial," published by James Publications. He wrote the chapter and writes the annual pocket-part on "Parties" for "Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts," published by West. He delivers the annual Civil Practice Update at the New York State Unified Court System Judicial Seminars, as well as the annual seminars for Law Clerks and Court Attorneys. He has also lectured at the Unified Court System's annual seminars for newly elected and appointed Judges. He has lectured on New York Civil Practice at several programs at various Bar Associations throughout New York State, as well as the annual CPLR Update program for the Practising Law Institute.