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, which noted her “wealth of experience acting on behalf of clients in high-stakes commercial and securities litigation.” 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.