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Accomplished Litigator Lisa H. Bebchick Joins Ropes & Gray’s New York Office

Practices: Business & Commercial Litigation, Litigation

Global law firm Ropes & Gray announced today that Lisa H. Bebchick has joined its business & securities litigation practice as a partner in the firm’s 350-lawyer New York office.

Ms. Bebchick brings to Ropes & Gray a broad-based practice handling commercial and real estate litigation and regulatory matters. She also adds to the firm’s deep bench handling bulge bracket bank litigation and regulatory work, a team led by a group of New York’s most established litigators and enforcement-focused partners.

Ropes & Gray’s clients will benefit from Ms. Bebchick’s extensive experience as the lead counsel in a broad range of commercial and real estate litigation matters in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels. She also brings substantial regulatory experience including in government and internal investigations and parallel civil litigation, as well as significant high-profile forfeiture proceedings and related matters.

Ms. Bebchick received her J.D. magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law, where she was a member of the Boston University Law Review. She received her B.A. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. She joins Ropes & Gray from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson LLP, where she worked with business & securities litigation partners David Hennes and Gregg Weiner, who joined Ropes & Gray in 2015.

“Ropes & Gray’s litigation practice in New York is thriving,” Ms. Bebchick said. “I am honored to be joining such a distinguished group of partners, including my former colleagues Gregg and David, and look forward to working with them to handle complex and significant matters for Ropes & Gray’s diverse and global client base.” 

With approximately 350 lawyers in New York, Ropes & Gray is one of the 20 largest law firms in the city, where it has expanded its presence significantly over the last two years. In February, Ropes & Gray added a new global head of mergers and acquisitions, Paul Scrivano, who practices from our New York, San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices. In January, tax partner James R. Brown rejoined the firm in New York to focus on advising asset management clients on tax structuring and operational issues, and private client group counsel Christiana Lazo joined to expand the private client group’s international advising capabilities. In 2016, six lateral partners joined the firm in New York: tax partner Kristen Chang Winckler, private equity partners David Blittner and Garrett Charon, private investment funds partner Amanda Persaud, business restructuring partner Gregg Galardi, and securities & public companies partner Michael Littenberg.  

In 2015, the firm welcomed four lateral partners in New York: mergers & acquisitions partner John Sorkin, finance partner Joanne De Silva, and Messrs. Hennes and Weiner as noted previously in this release.