Lisa A. Linsky - McDermott Will & Emery


Lisa A. Linsky focuses her practice on complex litigation. With more than 15 years’ experience as a criminal prosecutor, Lisa handles matters including sexual assault, abuse, and misconduct investigations and litigations, trust and estate, complex commercial and civil rights matters. Lisa is a co-founder of the Firm’s Sexual Assault & Abuse Investigations+ Group (“SAAIG”) and assists clients with sensitive and often high-profile matters.

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  • Represents religious, academic, and other organizations in cases involving the NY Child Victims Act and other sexual misconduct allegations
  • Assists religious and other organizations in evaluating risk in connection with decades-old sexual abuse allegations
  • Represented a major insurance carrier in various arbitrations involving sexual misconduct allegations and commercial disputes
  • Served as handler for the corporate representatives of a Fortune 500 company for a national docket of product liability cases

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  • Crain’s New York Business Notable Women in Law Honoree 2022
  • Recipient of the LGBT Bar Association of New York’s 2020 Community Vision Award
  • Above and Beyond Award by City & State New York 2019
  • New York City Bar Association, 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award

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  • ABA Section Leader, Litigation Section’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
  • Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, Attorney Grievance Committee, member, 2018 through 2020
  • National Association of Women Lawyers, Diversity Committee Chair, 2012 to 2017

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Pace University School of Law, JD, with honors, 1984
Villanova University, BA, with honors, 1981

New York

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