Sidley Austin LLP
Lisa Gilford is one of the nation’s preeminent first-chair trial lawyers. She represents a diverse range of high-profile clients in the automotive, pharmaceutical, communications, oil and gas, aerospace and chemical manufacturing, sports and higher education fields. Gilford is routinely engaged to lead her clients’ most challenging and significant class actions, multidistrict litigation, products liability matters and large-scale commercial disputes.
Adept at handling matters with scientific or technical aspects, Gilford frequently works with engineers, physicians, computer scientists, economists and other technical experts to prepare them for deposition and trial. She is often retained to provide litigation mitigation and counseling services, along with litigation risk assessments for large corporate transactions. In several COVID-19 cases, she represents a company that owns senior care facilities, where patients were tragically lost to the pandemic. These cases will be among the first to test that certain claims are barred by the PREP Act.