Lisa A. Linsky focuses her practice on complex litigation, including product liability and toxic tort, civil trials, trusts and estate litigation, business investigations, client counseling and civil rights litigation.
Lisa was McDermott’s first partner-in-charge of Firm-wide Diversity and partner-in-charge of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Diversity and Inclusion. She created and chaired the Firm-wide LGBT Committee, and currently serves on the Firm’s Pro Bono and Community Service Committee.
Lisa comes to McDermott with extensive trial experience. She was formerly with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, where she held to the positions of associate chief of the Special Prosecutions Division and chief of the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Bureau of the same division. Lisa has been recognized for her work in the fields of domestic violence, child abuse and investigations and trials.
In addition to her litigation skills, Lisa has received numerous awards for her distinguished service, and has a wide range of public speaking and teaching experience.
Represents The Mattachine Society of Washington, DC, in connection with its work to uncover deleted governmental documents evidencing discrimination against LGBT Americans
Served as national and local counsel to a major corporate client, managing large dockets of product liability cases and conducting investigations and trials of asbestos personal injury claims; successfully argued summary judgment motions, conducted fact investigations, hearings and trials
Represented an HIV/AIDS provider in litigation against a former subsidiary that resulted in a successful settlement
Represented the board of a New York special needs plan in connection with an independent investigation into allegations of fraud, mismanagement and discrimination
Served as lead investigator in a major breach of personally identifiable information for a New York hospital that resulted in the return of the data
Represented a New York City nonprofit facility that provides long- and short-term care to vulnerable populations in connection with allegations of discrimination by former employees resulting in dismissals by the New York State Division of Human Rights
Pace University School of Law, JD, with honors, 1984
Villanova University, BA, with honors, 1981
Courts / Agencies
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
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