Charline Gipson is Of Counsel in the Corporate Group of Baker Donelson, a full-service law firm representing clients across the U.S. and abroad from 22 offices in the Southeast and Washington, D.C. A seasoned corporate generalist and strategic advisor with strong business acumen, Charline is licensed to practice in New York and Louisiana. She is a former federal Law Clerk in the Eastern District of Louisiana, United States District Court, and has resided in New Orleans since 2004.
Charline’s civic engagements focus on equitable access to quality public education and advocacy related to racial and gender equity. One of the first pro bono projects she served as a young lawyer in New York was the Courtroom Advocates Project (CAP), helping victims of domestic violence to seek orders of protection in Family Court and engage in safety planning to start new lives.
A two-time immigrant, Charline is a native of Kingston, Jamaica and grew up in Toronto, Canada, during her teenage years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Cornell University and previously worked as a Management Consultant for Communication Processes and Organizational Change. She earned her Doctor of Law degree from Cornell Law School with a concentration in Business Law and Regulation. While in law school, Ms. Gipson completed a semester exchange at L’Université Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne in France. She also received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Wrongful Convictions.