Lisa Maria McAnearney brings to Cohen Ziffer unique and varied career experience as a serious commercial litigator starting in Western Australia and now in New York. As part of the prestigious litigation team at one of the most venerable international law firms, Lisa represented a global financial services institution in FIRREA litigation related to mortgage-backed securities issued prior to the 2008 financial crisis in the Eastern District of New York and defended two major banks in white collar criminal investigations by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Commodities Futures Trading Commission. In two other cases, she defended Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in two diesel emissions class actions in the Eastern District of Michigan and Blackberry in patent infringement litigation in the District of Delaware and the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
While serving as Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Justice Janine Pritchard in Perth, Australia, Lisa managed civil litigation at the interlocutory and trial level relating to statutory interpretation, contract, equity, administrative and corporations law. In addition, she analyzed and interpreted historical Corporations Act law in the longest running and most expensive commercial litigation in Australian history to determine the distribution of a $1.7 billion settlement among creditors of the Bell Group (in liquidation).