Lisak, Jessica Giglia

Jessica Giglia Lisak

Jessica Lisak’s practice is focused on class action litigation and investigations. She regularly represents public companies, financial institutions, and their officers and directors in government investigations and federal class actions in state and federal courts. She also regularly represents such entities in securities-related investigations and litigation. 

Ms. Lisak also maintains a robust pro bono practice and manages WilmerHale's legal clinics in partnership with The Lawyers Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization providing pro bono legal services to homeless and low-income individuals. Ms. Lisak has helped clients apply for and be granted asylum, seal criminal records, resolve outstanding warrants, obtain public benefits, and appeal the denial of such benefits.

Past Experience

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Lisak interned at the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office and the US Attorney's Office in Boston.

Professional Commitments

Ms. Lisak serves on The Lawyers Clearinghouse’s Board of Directors and its Leadership and Development Committees. She is also a member of WilmerHale’s Pro Bono and Public Service Committee.  

Experience

  • Defended large internet-based company in class action lawsuits filed in the Federal District Courts for the Districts of Connecticut and Southern District of California concerning allegations of fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and violations of various state privacy laws.
  • Defended pharmaceutical company and its former officers and directors in a class action in the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts concerning alleged violations of federal securities laws.
  • Defended large financial services company in litigation and related investigations brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, and other state and federal agencies for claims related to breach of contract and fiduciary duty and federal securities laws.
  • Defended financial services company in investigation brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice for claims related to fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.

Recognition

Ms. Lisak was selected by the Boston Bar Association as a member of the 2017-2018 Public Interest Leadership Program, a 14-month program that addresses specific public service and community challenges.

Ms. Lisak was named a 2017 and 2018 “New England Super Lawyers Rising Star” for securities litigation.

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, Boston University School of Law, 2010

      cum laude Public Interest Law Journal, First-Year Writing Fellows Program, Fellow
    • MA, Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2005

    • BA, Boston College, 2002

      magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa, Advanced Study Grant Recipient
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

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