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Lindsay Sampson Bishop

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Ms. Bishop is a litigation partner in the firm's Boston office. She concentrates her practice in general commercial disputes with focuses on insurance coverage, construction, real estate, and consumer finance litigation. Ms. Bishop has represented policyholders in coverage disputes arising under commercial general liability insurance policies, professional errors and omission policies, and directors and officers' liability insurance policies. Ms. Bishop’s construction experience includes the representation of a megaproject EPC contractor in an international arbitration. Ms. Bishop has represented lenders and commercial property owners in litigation arising from real estate transactions and has served as national coordinating counsel for national consumer financial services institutions in connection with government and consumer inquiries into various bankruptcy servicing practices and has defended banking, mortgage lending and consumer financing services companies in state and federal class actions. Ms. Bishop has also represented corporate and individual clients in white collar criminal, contract, tort, cybersecurity, legal malpractice and other general litigation matters in federal and state court actions throughout the United States, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Delaware, Ohio, and California.

Ms. Bishop has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial litigation in state and federal courts, including bench and jury trials, and has managed extensive discovery for clients, including written discovery and complex discovery issues related to electronically stored information.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Sampson Bishop was an NCAA Division One varsity women’s soccer player at Fairfield University where she served as a captain and was named 2004 Scholar Athlete of the Year. Ms. Sampson Bishop interned at the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office in the Homicide Unit, where she second-chaired a first-degree murder trial.

Professional/Civic Activities

Ms. Bishop serves as a member of the Boston Office’s Associate Review Committee.

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, Women’s Leadership in the 21st Century, Dolan School of Business, Fairfield University, 21 February 2019
  • Representation of a contractor in an arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce arising from the megaproject construction of an oil refinery valued at $8 billion.
  • Serve as national coordinating counsel for national mortgage loan servicers and consumer financial services institutions in connection with government inquiries and borrower actions concerning bankruptcy servicing practices.
  • Acted as coordinating counsel for the Republic of Ecuador and their Central Bank in a case before British Commonwealth Courts involving claims of fraud against a prominent Ecuadorian banking family. The 20 year case culminated with a 2015 ruling by the Judicial Committee of Her Majesty’s Privy Council in London that overturned concurrent verdicts against the Republic from a Bahamian trial and appeals court. The Privy Council entered judgment in favor of the Republic in the amount of $191 million that with interest now totals over $600 million.
  • Represented major real estate development and management company in connection with multi-party contract dispute involving $500 million dollar mixed-use development in federal court.
  • Serve as national coordinating counsel for national mortgage loan servicers and consumer financial services institutions in connection with government inquiries and borrower actions concerning bankruptcy servicing practices.
  • Representation of a national bank in litigation concerning construction loans and personal guaranties. During the course of litigation, successfully secured preliminary injunctive relief, summary judgment on all of the bank’s affirmative claims, and over $40 million in attachments on the assets of the defendants. After trial, the Massachusetts Superior Court found in favor of the bank on defendants’ remaining claims and entered judgment in favor of the bank in the amount of $14 million, plus interest and attorneys’ fees. Following judgment, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed the trial court’s judgment in its entirety.
  • Representation of a telecommunications company in a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to enforce obligations under an asset purchase agreement. The action concluded within four months of filing the complaint with the recovery of the entirety of the amount owed and attorneys’ fees.
  • Representation of an agricultural cooperative and food processing corporation in litigation to recover defense costs under a Commercial General Liability Policy. Matter settled after jury verdict in favor of policyholder.
  • Representation of a developer in defense of multi-million dollar claims by excavation subcontractor and exterior wall systems subcontractor in two separate actions. Both matters resulted in favorable negotiated settlement to owner and ultimately in a close-out settlement with the general contractor.
  • Representation of a lender in defense of litigation alleging dispute over the payment of leasing fees in Delaware Chancery Court. Representation included successful motion to dismiss.
  • Representation of an Assistant United States Attorney in federal disciplinary action. Representation resulted in the successful dismissal of the federal disciplinary proceedings.
  • Representation of an individual in connection with zoning litigation arising from the renovation of a historic home in Cambridge, Massachusetts that resulted in a favorable settlement.