Lisa M. Port, Partner
Philadelphia, PA

e: lport@barrack.com
p: (215) 963-0600
f: (215) 963-0838

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Lisa M. Port

Lisa M. Port, Partner
Philadelphia, PA

e: lport@barrack.com
p: (215) 963-0600
f: (215) 963-0838

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Lisa M. Port, a partner in Barrack, Rodos & Bacine’s Philadelphia office, joined the firm in 2005. Ms. Port has represented institutional investors, including state, local, and union pension funds, in a number of class and derivative actions, including cases involving securities fraud, shareholder rights, and corporate governance. She has also represented small businesses and other individuals who have been injured by price-fixing conspiracies in violation of the antitrust laws.

Ms. Port was an integral part of the litigation team that prosecuted In re American International Group, Inc. 2008 Securities Litigation, which resulted in a $970.5 million settlement on behalf of the class. The settlement was reached after six years of intensive litigation and is among the largest recoveries ever achieved in a securities fraud class action stemming from the 2008 financial crisis. She was also a member of the highly successful trial team in In re WorldCom, Inc. Securities Litigation, which resulted in a record-breaking recovery of more than $6.19 billion for defrauded investors.  Ms. Port was also a key member of the team that prosecuted In re The Mills Corporation Securities Litigation, which settled with the defendant real estate investment trust, its officers and directors, its auditor, Ernst & Young, and a foreign real estate development company for $202.75 million, the largest recovery ever in Virginia and the second largest recovery ever in the Fourth Circuit. She has also been part of the litigation teams in other successful securities fraud class actions, including In re Michael Baker Corp. Securities Litigation, In re R&G Financial Securities Litigation, and In re Bridgestone Securities Litigation, as well as a number of consolidated shareholder cases involving, among others, the proposed acquisition of Commerce Bancorp by The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

Ms. Port is currently litigating securities fraud class actions against payday lending company, DFC Global Corp., and specialty coffee and coffeemaker company, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. In addition, She also represents a proposed class of bondholders in a breach of fiduciary duty action against The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, which is currently pending in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Before joining BR&B, Ms. Port practiced corporate law with a focus on the counseling of clients with respect to corporate governance issues, obligations under the securities laws, equity and debt offerings, merger and acquisition transactions, and other general corporate matters.  Ms. Port serves as a Volunteer Attorney for the Support Center for Child Advocates.  She has been selected as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” by Philadelphia Magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers every year since 2013.

Education:
  • Villanova University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2003; Associate Editor, Villanova Law Review and Villanova Journal of Law and Investment Management; Order of the Coif)
  • Princeton University (B.A., cum laude, 2000)
Admissions:
  • Pennsylvania, 2003
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Publications:
  • The WorldCom Jurors: What Did They Think?
    Barrack Bulletin, Vol. 9 (Fall 2005)

    The Third Circuit's Approach to the Private Enforcement of Administrative Agency Regulations Under Section 1983
    47 Vill.L.Rev. 1139 (2002)
     

Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
    Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Philadelphia Bar Association
    Villanova Inn of Court