Lisa Gerson - McDermott Will & Emery


Lisa Gerson focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including for technology, energy, and chemical companies.  She advises clients on business operations and contracts, and has litigated a variety of cases, including commercial torts, product liability, and contract disputes.

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  • Successfully opposed several motions for preliminary injunction in dispute regarding modification of medical benefits provided pursuant to prior consent decree
  • Obtained summary judgment for a subsidiary of a multinational industrial company in a whistleblower and wrongful termination action

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  • The Legal 500 2017
  • McDermott Will & Emery, 2014 Award for Outstanding Achievement and Commitment to Pro Bono and Service to the Community
  • inMotion, 2010 Commitment to Justice Award for pro bono service


  • Athlete Ally, board of directors, 2018 to 2022
  • American Bar Association, Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee, newsletter co-editor, 2015 to 2016
  • New York City Bar, served as a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Rights Committee, 2012 to 2014


Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 2006
University of Pennsylvania, BA, magna cum laude, 2003

New York

Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York