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Lisa Schapira


Lisa Schapira

New York

T:+1 212 408 5478

Lisa Schapira focuses her practice on litigation, with a particular emphasis on commercial litigation. Her experience includes securities, business tort, contract matters as well as white collar criminal investigations and regulatory enforcement.

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  • Education

    JD, cum laude, Senior Editor, Hastings Law Journal, Rendigs Products Liability Moot Court Champion, University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2007
    BS, with honors, Cornell University, 2003

  • Representative experience
    • Represented a major municipal bond insurer against attempts to impair water and sewer bonds in the Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy proceedings for the City of Detroit.
    • Successfully challenged Section 1782 application seeking documents located outside of the United States.
    • Member of a trial team that won a US$10.1 million patent infringement jury verdict.
    • Successfully drafted dispositive motions for European commercial bank against alleged business torts and fraud stemming from a real estate transaction.
    • Successfully challenged court's jurisdiction over a foreign inventor and obtained dismissal of a patent infringement action.
    • Obtained favorable settlement for medical device company accused of wrongfully escheating stock.
    • Obtained favorable settlement for small transportation company accused of violating meal and rest break regulations.
    • Represented a big four auditing firm in class action and regulatory investigation involving a failed bank.
    • Provided guidance to companies and individuals regarding compliance with US sanctions relating to Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
  • Admissions
    • California State Bar
    • New York State Bar
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • New York Metro Rising Star, business litigation, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2017
  • Publications
    • "Notes from the Bench," Capital Markets NewsWire, Winter 2014
    • "Second Circuit Holds Domestic Securities-Based Swap Transaction Not Sufficient to Invoke Section 10(b) Fraud Liability," Capital Markets NewsWire, Winter 2014
    • "Second Circuit Holds Dodd-Frank Anti-Retaliation Whistleblower Protections Do Not Apply Extraterritorially," Capital Markets NewsWire, Winter 2014
    • "SEC Unfurls Welcome Mat to Foreign Tipsters and Awards $30 Million to Whistleblower," Capital Markets NewsWire, Winter 2014
    • "Section 11 Liability: Potential to Expand?," Capital Markets NewsWire, Winter 2014
    • "Using Section 1782 to Reach Foreign Documents of US Companies," International Litigation News, May 2014
    • "Big Boy Agreement Prompts Dismissal of Investor Fraud Claims," Lexology, January 2014
    • "Participants in ERISA Plans Were Not Madoff Customers," Financial Services Litigation NewsWire, October 2012
    • "Goldman Agrees to Pay $22 Million for Lacking Adequate Procedures for Research 'Huddles'," Financial Services Litigation NewsWire, June 2012
  • Memberships and activities
    • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of California.