Lisa Bragança has decades of experience as a financial and securities litigator. Lisa served as a Branch Chief in the Division of Enforcement of the Chicago Office of the Securities & Exchange Commission, where she handled investigations of accounting fraud, Ponzi schemes, insider trading, churning, and unsuitability. While at the SEC, Lisa collaborated with the federal criminal prosecutors in securities fraud investigations at major corporations.
Lisa has recovered millions of dollars for clients including recoveries for investors and insurance policyholders. Lisa has successfully represented corporate officers and directors in SEC investigations and related litigation.
Lisa is a trial advocacy and deposition skills instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). She is a frequent speaker on securities fraud, elder financial abuse, and cryptocurrency / ICO issues. She has a B.A. (with honors) and J.D./M.B.A. (Order of the Coif, honors) from the University of Chicago.
Lisa is a member of the Womens White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA), the Public Investor Advocacy Bar Association (PIABA), the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).