Christian Liipfert has spent much of the past 30 years practicing law in-house in the energy sector, having worked in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Paris, Chicago, Hong Kong, and Houston. Most recently, he was the Programme Director, Global Information & Records, and the Information Policy Director for BP, an international energy company with operations in more than 100 countries.
While in-house, Christian has conducted investigations into major industrial accidents, responded to allegations of criminal violations of environmental laws, negotiated major transactions in Asia, and managed the arbitration of large corporate contractual disputes. For the past several years, he has concentrated on code of conduct compliance and information governance on a global scale, including e-discovery and knowledge management, bridging the gaps between Legal, IT, Compliance, Records Management, Operations, Knowledge Management, Audit, and the users. He developed training for lawyers in how to respond to crises and emergencies, and compliance materials on antitrust and competition law, export control, and environmental, health & safety topics.
Christian has spoken and written extensively on information governance, e-discovery, knowledge management, antitrust and competition law, crisis management and emergency response, and the use of technology for compliance training and monitoring. He was a pioneer in the creation of e-learning modules for client education on legal topics ranging from environmental compliance, attorney client privilege and fatality investigations to international antitrust and competition law.
Christian received his B.A. from Bucknell University in 1973 and received his J.D. summa cum laude from Washington College of Law at American University in 1979.