Marcella Lape has extensive experience representing corporate and individual clients in commercial litigation and arbitration, including securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits, and disputes relating to mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts.

Bio

Ms. Lape has represented clients in federal and state courts throughout the country and in all phases of litigation, including trial and appeal.

She also has significant experience representing corporations and individuals in internal and regulatory investigation matters, including enforcement actions before the SEC and the CFTC. Ms. Lape has assisted companies in developing and enhancing anti-bribery compliance programs.

Ms. Lape has handled a number of pro bono matters, including representing indigent individuals before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Ohio State University College of Law, 2004
  • B.S., Ohio Northern University, 2001

Admissions

  • Illinois

Experience

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Susan H. Black, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2006-2007)