Marcie 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.


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

She has significant experience representing corporations and individuals in internal and regulatory investigation matters, including enforcement actions before the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Consumer Product Safety Commission. She also has assisted companies in developing and enhancing anti-bribery compliance programs.

Ms. Lape has advised a number of public and private companies, including, among others, CME Group Inc., New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., Fifth Third Bancorp, major financial institutions (including Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, BofA Securities, Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC), Walmart, Inc., InvenTrust Properties, The Middleby Corporation and Ball Corporation.

Ms. Lape has been named to Chambers USA, including in 2024, for her work in securities litigation, with clients describing her as a “subject matter expert” with a “meaningful presence” and “a true rising star in securities litigation and enforcement.” She also has been recognized repeatedly by Crain’s Chicago Business, including as one of its 2023 Notable Litigators and Trial Attorneys, 2022 Notable Women in Law and 2021 Notable Rising Stars in Law.

Ms. Lape also actively participates in pro bono matters and has represented indigent indi­viduals before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits. She currently serves on the National Women’s Law Center’s Leadership Advisory Committee, a group designed to provide the Law Center with advice and support on critical issues that affect women and their families.



  • J.D., Ohio State University College of Law, 2004 (Managing Editor, Ohio State Law Journal; Order of the Coif);
  • B.S., Ohio Northern University, 2001


  • Illinois
  • Ohio


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

Marcie Lape (Raia)