Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, built-in skilled companies agency, introduced at present that Christopher Lisy has joined as a disputes accomplice in its Boston workplace. With almost twenty years of litigation and trial expertise within the know-how and monetary companies sectors, Lisy brings a extremely numerous and complex talent set to the agency’s increasing digital and know-how group in addition to its privateness and knowledge safety choices.
Manatt launched its Boston workplace this previous summer season with the arrival of Scott Lashway, who co-leads the agency’s privateness and knowledge safety apply with CEO and Managing Companion Donna Wilson. Since then, the agency has been strategically rising its Boston staff to serve its robust consumer base within the area and nationally, which incorporates healthcare, monetary companies, know-how, schooling, actual property, setting and leisure. In becoming a member of current privateness and knowledge safety affiliate hires Mara O’Malley and Michael Tierney, Lisy additional strengthens the workplace’s capabilities to deal with fast-paced, advanced points and disputes, together with jury trials. He additionally joins seasoned Los Angeles healthcare litigator Charles Weir, whose transfer to Manatt was introduced simply final week.
“Chris is a particularly gifted litigator and enterprise counselor with a demonstrated document of success in his purchasers’ most important issues,” stated Lashway. “He’s a invaluable addition to each our privateness and knowledge safety apply in addition to our broader litigation and digital and know-how groups as an entire.”
Lisy represents a few of the largest international monetary companies, insurance coverage and reinsurance corporations — together with their senior leaders, officers and administrators — in investigations and disputes together with class actions and shareholder by-product proceedings for securities fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary responsibility. Within the know-how business, he frequently litigates noncompetition and confidentiality agreements in Massachusetts state courts and federal courts. These issues embrace work associated to proprietary pc supply code and open supply code, 3D gaming, and business software program merchandise within the storage, database, replication and planning and scheduling areas. Lisy has gained a number of notable jury trials lately for purchasers in these industries, together with in a few of their largest “guess the corporate” circumstances.
“Our litigation staff is rising throughout the nation, with Charles Weir most just lately becoming a member of in Los Angeles, so we’re thrilled to welcome Chris,” stated Wilson. “His subtle expertise and trial apply will profit our purchasers in Boston, in New England and nationally.”
“I’m excited to hitch Manatt and proceed to construct the Boston workplace,” stated Lisy. “With its built-in authorized and consulting mannequin and concentrate on the know-how, healthcare and monetary companies sectors, Manatt is completely positioned to supply steerage to purchasers on the difficult points they’re going through within the new economic system.”
Lisy earned his bachelor’s diploma from Franklin & Marshall Faculty and his juris doctorate from American College Washington Faculty of Regulation (with honors).