Lisa Lamb Port, Partner
Philadelphia, PA

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

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Lisa Lamb Port

Lisa Lamb Port, Partner
Philadelphia, PA

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

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Lisa Lamb Port, a partner in Barrack, Rodos & Bacine’s Philadelphia office, joined the firm in 2005. She represents institutional investors, including state, local, and union pension fund in cases involving securities fraud, shareholder rights, breach of fiduciary duty and corporate governance.

Ms. Port was the lead trial attorney for the plaintiff and the class of bondholders in Becker v. The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co., N.A., et al., which settled on the eve of closing arguments.  She was also 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.  Ms. Port 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.

Among other successful securities class action cases, Ms. Port was a key member of the teams that successfully prosecuted cases against DFC Global Corp., Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. and The Mills Corporation. The case against Mills settled 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.

Before joining BR&B, Ms. Port practiced corporate law with a focus on the counseling of clients with respect to merger and acquisition transactions, corporate governance issues, obligations under the securities laws, equity and debt offerings, and other general corporate matters.  She 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