Lisa Wood has over 35 years of experience handling complex business litigation, principally in the areas of securities fraud, accountants liability, and antitrust. In recognition of her effectiveness as a litigator and antitrust counselor, Lisa has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Massachusetts SuperLawyers and Chambers USA, which cited her as "one of the top litigators in Boston."
Lisa’s client representation reflects the breadth of her litigation practice. She has represented many different accounting firms, including all of the “Big Four” and other national, regional and foreign firms, in securities and accounting malpractice claims, and in regulatory investigations by the SEC, IRS, PCAOB and other federal and state authorities.
Lisa also represents companies in federal securities and antitrust litigations, and in government investigations by the FTC, the Department of Justice, and SEC. She has served as settlement counsel in complex disputes in which competing investor claims, bankruptcy trustee actions, class actions and regulatory matters were all resolved favorably to her clients.
Corporate governance matters are a special focus of Lisa’s practice. She assists the audit committees of public companies with internal investigations, whistleblower complaints and SEC investigations, and also advises individual public company officers and directors in federal securities litigation, SEC investigations and internal investigations.
In the financial industry Lisa helps mutual funds, hedge funds, and other institutional investors defend as well as evaluate and pursue securities fraud claims. Broker dealer firms and investment advisors turn to her for guidance in federal securities and other regulatory matters, and she has defended many hedge funds in SEC, FINRA and CFA enforcement matters.
Clients seek out Lisa's preventative litigation and corporate compliance advice on securities, auditing and antitrust matters, and she routinely advises clients on the many insurance coverage issues that arise out of business litigation.
In addition to her active litigation practice, Lisa plays a lead role in firm governance, co-chairing the Litigation Department, and serving on the Distribution and Billing and Intake Committees. She has been instrumental in developing alternative fee arrangements for clients, implementing sophisticated billing and case management systems for complex litigation matters, instilling a client service discipline on case teams and participating in many preferred provider programs with her clients. According to Chambers, “her work and achievements have been incredible; she’s very efficient and client-focused.”