Kimberly L. Kiplin (pictured) has joined Dykema Gossett in Austin as senior counsel in the government policy practice group. Kiplin says she is excited to have the opportunity to work with a national firm to build an administrative and regulatory practice in Texas as well as a national practice in lottery and gaming.
She joins Dykema from the Texas Lottery Commission where she was general counsel. She retired from that position effective Aug. 31.
“I was general counsel for the last 19 years, and I was involved in all aspects of state government and lottery in the state of Texas,” Kiplin says. “I’m looking forward to transitioning into the private sector.”
Kiplin served as the Texas Lottery Commission’s acting executive director in 1997, while she was GC. Before becoming GC with the lottery commission, Kiplin was the director of legal services and counsel to the commissioner of insurance at the Texas Department of Insurance and was an administrative law judge at the Texas Railroad Commission.
“I had the opportunity to come talk to the folks at the lottery commission, which was newly created in 1993, about coming on as general counsel,” she says. “I had the opportunity to get in on the ground floor.”
“With Dykema, I have the opportunity to do the same thing,” Kiplin says. She says she will be starting and growing the Austin office of Dykema, which will initially be supported by the Dallas office.
“Because [Dykema] is a large firm, it offers the opportunity for a national gaming practice and a robust policy practice group,” Kiplin says. “I’m excited to be a part of that, growing into a capital city for the firm.”
-- Christine Lesicko