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Lindsay Sampson Bishop

Fax +1.617.261.3175
 Ms. Bishop is a partner in the litigation department of the firm's Boston office. She concentrates her practice in general commercial disputes with a focus on insurance coverage and consumer finance litigation. Ms. Bishop's insurance coverage experience includes representing 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 consumer finance experience includes the defense of banking, mortgage lending and consumer financing services companies in state and federal class actions and in connection with governmental inquiries. Ms. Bishop has also represented corporate and individual clients in white collar criminal, contract, tort, real estate and other general litigation matters in federal and state court actions throughout the United States, including Massachusetts, Delaware, Ohio, California, and New York.

Ms. Bishop has participated in jury and bench trials in cases in state court, has appeared before state and federal courts in a variety of proceedings, and has represented clients in settlement negotiations and mediations. Ms. Bishop has also 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. She was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2006.

  • 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.
  • Representation of a national bank in connection with litigation concerning construction loans and personal guaranties. Representation included successful preliminary injunction, order attaching $40 million in real property, and subsequent judgment in favor of bank on all remaining claims against borrower.
  • 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 the payment of leasing fees. 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.