Lisa Popovich focuses her practice in civil litigation, with an emphasis on financial services and technology. Ms. Popovich’s experience includes cases involving lender’s liability, accountant’s malpractice, real estate litigation, the internet and domain name disputes, trade secrets, commercial breach of contract, negligence, merger and acquisition disputes, and securities. She has represented clients in the accounting, securities, banking, and real estate industries at both the trial and appellate level. Ms. Popovich has provided legal advice on a broad array of legal and contractual matters and has represented employees in federal agency investigations.
Ms. Popovich received her juris doctorate degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1985. While at Loyola, Ms. Popovich was editor of the International and Comparative Law Journal and a member of the Jessup International Honors Moot Court Team and Board. During law school, Ms. Popovich also served as an extern to the Honorable Armand Arabian.
Ms. Popovich received her B.A. degree, cum laude, in Accounting from the University of Southern California in 1982. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Popovich was a senior counsel at Ernst & Young.
Representative cases handled by Ms. Popovich include:
- Co-lead trial counsel in a three month trial defending a "Big 6" accounting firm against claims relating to an audit. Plaintiffs alleged that the Big 6 accounting firm had committed fraud in connection with a private placement memorandum. After extensive discovery, the three month trial resulted in a favorable result for the accounting firm.
- Co-lead counsel in a several month long arbitration involving the acquisition of a health care business. Issues included the accuracy of representations in financial statements.
- Numerous cases representing U.S. and Japanese banks regarding claims of lender liability.
- Co-lead trial counsel defending a shareholder service entity in connection with the issuance of shares of stock. Plaintiff alleged that the entity did not timely reissue shares of stock and made claims for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. Plaintiff dismissed the case after the Court granted several motions in limine in favor of the entity.
- Representation of an entertainer in connection with an internet domain dispute. The case was successfully resolved in favor of the entertainer after the filing of a motion for a restraining order.
Engagement & Publications
- Co-authored an article published in California Litigation, Volume 15, No. 2 (2002) entitled "Translations by Witness Interpretors: Issues and Solutions."