Lisa Rachlin


  • JD, with Honors, The University of Chicago Law School, 2010; Book Review & Business Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review
  • MM, University of Texas at Austin, 2004
  • BFA, University Honors, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002; Andrew Carnegie Scholarship


  • Massachusetts, 2010

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Boston Bar Association

Lisa Rachlin


Lisa Rachlin joined Ropes & Gray in 2011 as a member of the Litigation Department. Her practice encompasses complex commercial disputes, government investigations, and internal investigations, with a particular emphasis on securities litigation, securities enforcement, and data security and privacy law. Lisa has experience representing clients in inquiries by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and various Attorney General Offices.


  • Represents various Sony entities in lawsuit arising from data security breaches announced in 2011.
  • Assisting large consumer retail company in response to federal derivative and securities fraud class actions, as well as an informal SEC inquiry.
  • Defended financial services provider in SEC investigation involving money market funds.
  • Represented major pharmaceutical company in False Claims Act suit that resulted in government decision not to intervene.  
  • Successfully represented large private equity firm in post-acquisition shareholder litigation in state court.



  • Co-author, "Preparing a Company for Data Security Flaws: Heartbleed and Beyond," The Wall Street Journal “CIO Journal” (April 17, 2014)
  • Co-Author, "The Implications of the ‘Big Four’ Suspension Ruling," Bloomberg BNA (March 14, 2014)
  • Co-author, "Takeaways From 9th Circ. FCRA Ruling Against Spokeo," Law360 (February 14, 2014)
  • Co-author, “Data Breach Plaintiffs, Don't Skim This Decision,” Law360 (September 17, 2013)
  • Co-author, "Data Breach Plaintiffs Continue To Face Challenges," Law360 (July 22, 2013)
  • Co-author, "Massachusetts High Court Decision on ZIP Codes Increases Legal Risk for Retailers," Chain Store Age (May 2, 2013)
  • “Recent Developments in the Duty Requirement under the Misappropriation Theory: A Critique of Cuban’s Unintended Consequences,” 11 UC Davis Business Law Journal 67 (2010)
  • "The Mens Rea Dilemma for Aiding and Abetting a Felon in Possession," 76 University of Chicago Law Review 1287 (2009)