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Lisa M. Simonetti

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Lisa M. Simonetti

Shareholder

Lisa M. Simonetti is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the Litigation group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Ms. Simonetti focuses on the defense of complex litigation, including class actions, mass actions and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. Ms. Simonetti represents a wide array of financial services companies, including credit card issuers, mortgage lenders, e-commerce companies, automotive finance companies, national banks, student lenders and savings and loan associations. Ms. Simonetti appears in state and federal courts around the country, at both the trial and appellate levels.

Ms. Simonetti has also been involved in developing unique arguments in defense of actions under California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL). For instance, she was involved in presenting an important and novel issue to the California Supreme Court (in Washington Mutual v. Superior Court [Briseno]) with respect to the propriety of nationwide class certification in actions alleging violations of the UCL where the underlying contract includes a choice-of-law provision.

In addition, Ms. Simonetti has presented issues of first impression under the UCL to the Courts of Appeal, dealing with a range of subjects, including the defense of federal preemption. As an example, she prevailed before the Ninth Circuit in Chae v. SLM Corporation, an important decision affirming federal preemption of California contract and consumer-protection laws in the student lending industry.

Given the current regulatory environment, which has seen the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Ms. Simonetti routinely counsels financial services clients on compliance with state and federal laws. She also makes presentations to both in-house and business representatives with respect to current developments, addressing strategies for avoiding the risk of litigation or regulatory proceedings and for effectively defending actions, if initiated.

Ms. Simonetti was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Litigation – Banking and Finance in 2016 and 2017.

Lisa M. Simonetti

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Education

  • Loyola Law School Los Angeles, J.D., 1993
  • University of California Los Angeles, B.A., 1986

Lisa M. Simonetti

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Bar Admissions

  • California, 1993

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2016

Lisa M. Simonetti

Shareholder

Lisa M. Simonetti

Shareholder

Lisa M. Simonetti

Shareholder

Blogs

Ms. Simonetti contributes to our Media & Privacy Risk Report blog. To view it, please click here.

Ms. Simonetti also contributes to our The 21st Century Banker blog. To view it, please click here.