Lisa Galalis is a consulting attorney with Friedman Kaplan, and provides support and assistance to the firm’s full-time attorneys in connection with a wide variety of complex commercial disputes.
- Ongoing representation of Caesars Entertainment Corporation in defense of federal and chancery court lawsuits brought by various creditor groups alleging that certain transactions violated the terms of bond issuances and the Trust Indenture Act. The case is scheduled to go to trial in August of 2016.
- Representation of an international law firm and a number of its partners in defense of claims including breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, malpractice, unjust enrichment, and breach of contract filed by a former client of the firm, as well as related claims of breach of fiduciary duty and fraud brought by a former partner, all pertaining to real estate and financing transactions valued in excess of $1 billion.
- Representation of the defendant individual in litigation in the Commercial Division of New York Supreme Court concerning the parties’ obligations under a $270 million note.
Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Ms. Galalis practiced at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
Outside the Office
Ms. Galalis has taught legal research and writing to first-year law students and L.L.M. candidates at Fordham Law School and Seton Hall University School of Law.
Ms. Galalis is an independent contractor acting of counsel to the Firm.
New York University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (2001)
Harvard-Radcliffe College, B.A., cum laude (1997)
State of New York
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
The Honorable Bernard J. Fried, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Commercial Division, principal law clerk, 2006-12
The Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry, U.S Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
The Honorable Berle M. Schiller, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Honors and Awards
Order of the Coif, New York University School of Law
Pomeroy Scholar, New York University School of Law