Lisa Geary is an experienced appellate litigator who joined RMP in April 2020, after practicing complex commercial and appellate litigation at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in New York. She has represented clients in numerous state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits, the New York Appellate Division, and the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Lisa has handled appeals on a broad range of subject matters, including intellectual property, products liability, employment discrimination, bankruptcy, and constitutional law. Her clients include small and large companies, nonprofits, private individuals, debtors, and bankruptcy estates. Notable appellate victories include:
- Crain v. Crain, No. 22-1674 (8th Cir. 2023), which affirmed a judgment awarding her clients over $100 million in assets in a breach of contract action related to a property settlement agreement;
- KBX Inc. v. Zero Grade Farms, 639 S.W.3d 352 (Ark. 2022), which unanimously reversed a $6 million jury verdict against her clients on contract and tort claims in connection with the sale and delivery of rice; and
- Aera Energy v. Beta Operating Co., No. 18-20794 (5th Cir. 2020), which rejected a challenge to a chapter 11 reorganization plan and allowed her client to use $160 million in cash that had been tied up in a trust.
Lisa also regularly represents amici curiae in blockbuster cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals. In the Supreme Court’s landmark antitrust decision NCAA v. Alston, 141 S.Ct. 2141 (2021), Lisa filed an amicus brief on behalf of 65 professors of law, business, economics, and sports management that was ultimately cited by the Court in its Opinion.
In addition to appeals, Lisa represents clients in numerous complex litigation matters. She has successfully prepared and argued critical motions that either secure early victory for her clients or result in important, pre-trial rulings that set the stage for victory at trial. Recently, she was part of a trial team that obtained a jury verdict on behalf of a Fortune 100 company defending an employment discrimination case. And in 2021 and 2022, she was part of a trial team that successfully defended a National Sales Director charged with criminal antitrust violations for fixing prices and rigging bids in the poultry industry.
Before private practice, Lisa clerked for the Honorable Richard C. Wesley on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for the Honorable Susan Phillips Read and Eugene F. Pigott, Jr. on the New York State Court of Appeals.
- The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D. 2014 magna cum laude
- Grove City College, B.A. 2011 summa cum laude
- Appellate Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- White Collar Defense
Associations & Memberships
- Adjunct Professor, University of Arkansas School of Law
- Member, American Bar Association – Council of Appellate Lawyers
- New York
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits
- United States District Courts for the District of Colorado and Western District of Arkansas
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Lisa Geary of RMP recently filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of 65 professors of law, business, economics, and sports management as amici curiae in the NCAA case that will be argued at the court later on March 31. The brief was filed in...