Lisa M. Burnett’s practice focuses on appellate, white-collar defense, and general commercial litigation matters. Recent victories include successfully defending against a motion for stay pending appeal in a complex bankruptcy matter; securing an exceptionally favorable settlement in a high-stakes, multi-million-dollar commercial real estate dispute; and obtaining reversal of a grant of summary adjudication in a published opinion that rewrote the law of professional negligence in California.
Ms. Burnett is admitted to the bar in California and Massachusetts. She is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California and the District of Massachusetts, as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Fifth, and Ninth Circuits.
Ms. Burnett graduated from Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review and volunteered as a student attorney for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. She clerked for the Hon. Jean P. Rosenbluth. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D in musicology from Stanford University.