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Paul Lippe Bio

Paul Lippe Bio
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Paul Lippe is the founder and CEO of the Legal OnRamp, a Silicon Valley based initiative founded in cooperation with Cisco Systems to improve legal quality and efficiency through collaboration, automation and process re-engineering.  Other founders of Legal OnRamp include Mark Chandler from Cisco, Ralph Baxter from Orrick, Jeff Carr from FMC, Craig Glidden from CPChem, and David Johnson. 

From 1992-1999, Paul Lippe was an executive at Synopsys, an electronic design automation company. During that time Synopsys grew from $63MM to $800MM in revenue. Paul was at various times Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and ran Business Development and Corporate Marketing.  Synopsys is the global leader in sophisticated technology for chip design.

After leaving Synopsys in late 1999, Paul became CEO of Stanford SKOLAR, a medical digital library and e-learning company sponsored by Stanford Medical School. SKOLAR was recognized as a leader in self-directed learning, with the first approved in-context learning system. Paul structured strategic relationships with Yale, multiple pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and the American Medical Association.   SKOLAR has been sold to Wolters Kluwer. 

Paul is a frequent speaker on legal and operational issues, and has spoken at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, Stanford Law School, the Law Firm Leaders’ Forum, Richard Susskind's Scotland retreat on Law, the Stanford General Counsels’ Institute, the World Pension Forum, the Stanford Asia Forum and Tsinghua University (Beijing), and published in diverse periodicals such as the National (Canadian Bar Association), the ACC Docket, the American Lawyer, the San Jose Mercury News, Electronic News and Electronic Engineering Times.  

Paul was a Special Assistant to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D. NY), Member and Chairman of the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission 1987-1992, and a founder of TechNet.   As Chairman of the Colorado air Quality Control Commission, Paul was an aggressive proponent of market-based and technology driving strategies to improve air quality.

Paul is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.  He is married to Nancy White Lippe and they have 4 children.

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