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 is a member of the Litigation Department in the firm’s business & securities litigation group. Her practice encompasses complex commercial disputes, government investigations, and class action litigation, with an emphasis on securities, data privacy, and consumer law. Lisa has experience representing clients before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and various Attorney General Offices.

Lisa recently completed a secondment at a Fortune 200 company, where she was responsible for managing litigation and regulatory matters. She also maintains an active pro bono practice, which has included the representation of indigent clients in asylum, human trafficking, child abduction, and guardianship cases.


  • Assisted large consumer retail company in responding to securities fraud actions and SEC inquiries
  • Defended financial services provider in SEC investigation involving money market funds
  • Represented large private equity firm in successful dismissal of post-acquisition shareholder litigation
  • Obtained complete dismissal for major pharmaceutical company and medical research institution in federal lawsuits arising from manufacturing shortages
  • Represented various Sony entities and Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. in litigation resulting from network intrusions
  • Defended major pharmaceutical company against False Claims Act lawsuit and associated DOJ investigation


  • Co-author, “Appraisal decisions: deal consideration as fair value,” International Law Office’s Corporate/M&A Newsletter (September 17, 2014)
  • 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)