Lisa H. Bebchick
Lisa Bebchick is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s Litigation and Enforcement practice. Lisa’s practice focuses on litigation and regulatory matters, including securities enforcement, commercial and real estate litigation. She has represented individuals and institutions in connection with myriad high-stakes issues, including complex, multi-million dollar criminal and civil forfeiture proceedings and related matters. She has also represented clients in connection with SEC, FINRA, US Attorney’s Office, and Office of the New York Attorney General investigations.
Lisa regularly advises corporate clients in connection with pre-litigation contractual disputes and due diligence, and has extensive experience handling bulge bracket bank and regulatory work, including internal investigations and parallel civil litigation. She has represented clients who were victims of investment fraud in attempting to recover losses and in defending against clawback actions brought by bankruptcy trustees. Lisa has substantial experience in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels, as well as in mediation and arbitration.
Lisa has done pro bono work for The Innocence Network, an affiliation of organizations dedicated to providing pro bono legal services to individuals seeking to prove their innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted and the Correctional Association of New York, an independent non-profit organization that advocates for a more humane and effective criminal justice system. Lisa also filed an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League.
- Major Investment Bank. Lead counsel for major investment bank in connection with two separate, unrelated regulatory matters, a FINRA investigation and an SEC insider trading investigation.
- Investment Banking Professionals. Lead counsel for a chief compliance officer of major investment bank in connection with a FINRA investigation related to microcap securities,* a senior compliance officer in connection with an SEC investigation,* and three employees of the bank in connection with a FINRA investigation.
- Major investment bank. Lead counsel for major investment bank in connection with a Wall Street-wide investigation by FINRA related to allegations that banks violated rules prohibiting equity research analysts from participating in efforts to solicit investment banking business.*
- Forfeiture Claimant. Lead counsel for the spouse of the former CEO of a public company who was convicted of securities fraud in connection with civil and criminal forfeiture proceedings, as well as related bankruptcy proceedings and class action and derivative litigation.
- Educational Institution. Lead counsel for an elite New York City private school in connection with a New York Supreme Court Article 78 proceeding challenging a multi-million dollar campus renovation project.*
- Principals of Real Estate Company. Lead counsel for the controlling ownership of a real estate company in connection with AAA arbitration proceeding concerning a dispute over shareholder agreement with minority owner.*
- French Private Equity Firm. Lead counsel for a French private equity firm in connection with a working capital dispute, as well as in connection with multiple New York State Court proceedings.*
- Commercial Production Company. Lead counsel for the principal of a leading commercial production company in connection with a non-public investigation by the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.*
- Semiconductor Manufacturer. Lead counsel for a semiconductor manufacturer in connection with an internal investigation in Mexico related to the FCPA.*
- Health Care Company. Lead counsel for a health care company in connection with an internal investigation and threatened litigation related to Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank whistleblower claims.*
- Global Real Estate Management Firm. Lead counsel for global real estate management firm in connection with Office of the New York Attorney General and New York Department of Consumer Affairs investigations.*
- Non-Profit Organization. Lead counsel for not-for-profit established to develop and operate a park and performance venue planned for a pier in the Hudson River Park on the west side of Manhattan, which is funded by the largest philanthropic gift of US$140 million to a public park in New York City history in connection with New York Supreme Court Article 78 proceeding challenging the project.*
Representations denoted with an asterisk were completed prior to joining Ropes & Gray.
- Co-author, “Real Estate Regulatory Look Ahead 2017,” RANE (Risk Assistance Network & Exchange) (March 7, 2017)
- Author, “Served with a Grand Jury Subpoena: 10 Steps Organizations Should Take,” RANE (Risk Assistance Network & Exchange) (October 12, 2016)
- Co-author, “Beware of Zombies! Trados Decision Urges Caution in Sale of VC-Backed Companies,” NACD Directorship (November/December 2013)
- Co-author, “Forfeiture on the Rise: Government Grabs Skyscrapers,” New York Law Journal (November 7, 2013)
- Co-author, “Galleon-Era Cases Shape Insider Trading Landscape,” New York Law Journal (May 2, 2013)
- Moderator, “Northeast Region Panel,” American Bar Association Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, California (March 2016)
- Speaker, “Matters of Privilege: Pitfalls and Challenges in Privilege Law for In-House Counsel,” Asian American Bar Association of New York Fall Conference, New York (September 2011)