Lisa C. Chan


  • JD, Boston University School of Law, 2011; editor-in-chief, Boston University International Law Journal
  • Fellow, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 2007
  • BA (Political Science), Yale University, 2006


  • Delaware, 2013
  • New York, 2012
  • Massachusetts, 2011

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2017
  • Delaware Supreme Court (2012 - 2013)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2015 - 2016)
  • Chinese (Mandarin) (spoken)
  • Co-Chair, Litigation Committee, Asian American Bar Association of New York (2017 – Present)
  • Member, Litigation Committee, New York City Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers

Lisa C. Chan


Lisa C. Chan is a litigation associate in the New York office and a member of the firm’s Litigation and Enforcement practice group. Lisa specializes in Delaware and federal court litigation, concentrating on corporate governance matters, complex commercial litigation, and federal securities actions. She represents corporations, directors and officers, and special committees, in litigation involving mergers and acquisitions, hostile takeovers, tender offers, books and records demands, and class and derivative claims.

Before joining the firm, Lisa practiced law at another top law firm and clerked in both the Eastern District of New York and the Delaware Supreme Court. During law school, Lisa interned at both the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York and the Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. Prior to law school, she lived in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong for two years, studying Mandarin and working at the United Nations.


Lisa has represented:

Corporate Litigation

  • Oxbow Carbon & Mineral Holdings, Inc. and William I. Koch against breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims in complex commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.  Lisa was a member of the Ropes & Gray trial team for this case.
  • Sterling Capital Partners, L.P. and Sterling Capital Partners GmbH & Co., KG against fraud, misrepresentation, and unfair trade practices claims in multiple actions in North Carolina federal and state court.
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals in its $53 billion hostile takeover bid of Allergan in expedited litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.*
  • Activision Blizzard, Inc. in class and derivative litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery based on the company’s $18.9 billion business combination with Vivendi, S.A.*
  • Jos. A. Bank in a $1.8 billion acquisition by The Men’s Wearhouse in expedited litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.*
  • Hillshire Brands against class action lawsuits filed in Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey challenging the company’s termination of its $6.6 billion merger agreement with Pinnacle Foods and subsequent $8.7 billion tender offer acquisition by Tyson Foods.*
  • Various corporations in responding to stockholder books and records demands.*

Securities Litigation

  • UBS AG in a federal securities class action and two derivative lawsuits in Puerto Rico relating to the company’s underwriting, financial advisory and broker-dealer activities.*
  • Bank of America in a stockholder lawsuit challenging the bank’s practices relating to its mortgage-backed securities business and LIBOR submissions.*

Internal Investigation

  • A special committee of the board of directors of a biopharmaceutical company, advising and assisting the special committee in investigating allegations regarding certain allegedly inappropriate compensation practices.

* Work completed prior to joining Ropes & Gray.


  • Panelist, “Best Practices in Litigation Holds and Document Preservation,” Asian American Bar Association of New York’s 2017 Fall Conference (September 2017)
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