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Christopher A. Lisy

Christopher A. Lisy

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Boston, MA, USA

Christopher A. Lisy
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Christopher A. Lisy is a counsel in the firm’s Litigation Group. He represents clients in the financial services, health care and technology industries.

In 2012, Mr. Lisy and a trial team obtained a jury verdict, multimillion-dollar damages award and permanent injunction for copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation on behalf of a technology company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. In another action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Mr. Lisy successfully defended a software development firm against a preliminary injunction for copyright infringement sought by a global technology firm. He has litigated issues concerning proprietary computer source code and open source code (including HLASM, C++ and C#) and commercial software products in the storage, replication, database and planning and scheduling areas, among others.

Mr. Lisy litigates non-competition and confidentiality agreements in Massachusetts state courts and federal courts, particularly on behalf of clients in technology industries. He has obtained numerous preliminary and permanent injunctions for his clients, including in “employee raiding” cases, and successfully has defended against such injunctions as well.

A significant aspect of Mr. Lisy’s practice includes representing directors, officers and companies in class actions and shareholder derivative proceedings for securities fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. He obtained the dismissal of several shareholder litigations concerning auction rate securities for a Massachusetts investment adviser and its chief executive officer.

Mr. Lisy also represents companies in a broad range of regulatory investigations and enforcement actions by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the United States Department of Justice and state regulatory agencies concerning, for example, insider trading, disclosure issues and internal controls.

He serves on the board of directors of a leading nonprofit provider of technology-based emergency response tools for government and municipal organizations.

Mr. Lisy is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island, as well as numerous federal courts across the country.

Bar Admissions

New York
Rhode Island


J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2001 (with honors)
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, 1998


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