Lori L. Pines is a Litigation partner in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. She has played a central role in managing the defense of some of the nation's most complex and public disputes, including one of the largest class action/multi-district litigation ("MDL") proceedings. Ms. Pines has earned an outstanding reputation with clients for her case management and trial preparation skills, practical strategic judgment about complicated litigation issues, and responsiveness to client needs.
Ms. Pines has litigated cases spanning a broad range of substantive areas on behalf of major clients in numerous industries, including managed care, telecommunications, energy, commercial power, professional services, publishing, and manufacturing. Ms. Pines represents one of the nation's largest health insurers in high-profile matters involving the managed care industry. She also currently represents one of the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. In addition, Ms. Pines has substantial experience representing clients in cases involving the False Claims Act, recently securing a complete dismissal of one of the first cases brought under the New York State False Claims Act statute.
Over the course of her career, Ms. Pines has been involved in a number of lengthy, complex jury trials in both state and federal court. She has also handled numerous government agency investigations, as well as all aspects of many important settlements, focusing on what makes sense for her clients from both a business and litigation perspective.
Ms. Pines also has extensive arbitration experience. She has handled many disputes before the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), and played a significant role in coordinating the defense of one of the largest International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") arbitrations to date. Ms. Pines' advice regarding how to streamline arbitration proceedings to make them more efficient and effective has been sought, and published, by the AAA.
Ms. Pines has taught CLE-accredited classes on discovery techniques, document production, trial-preparation, and witness examination. She has also published several articles and book chapters on topics such as False Claims Act litigation, MDL strategies, expert retention, corporate depositions, and pleadings in complex cases. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where she serves on the Committee on Women in the Profession and chairs the Subcommittee on Women Starting in the Profession. Ms. Pines is the Chair of the Firm's Litigation Training Program, a member of the Firm's Professional Development Committee, a member of the Firm's Selection Panel, a Career Development Partner and an official Mentor to associates. She is also an Advisory Committee Member of the Sloane Hospital for Women at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia
University Medical Center.
Ms. Pines is admitted to practice in the states of New York and New Jersey, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. Ms. Pines received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a teaching assistant in the Lawyering Program and a member of the Moot Court Editorial Board. She has a Masters in Public Affairs (M.P.A.) from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a B.A. in Biology from Harvard College, where she graduated with Honors. Ms. Pines serves as the Co-Chair of her graduating class's 25th reunion at Harvard College, and is an active Harvard alumni interviewer.