Marissa is a partner in the Litigation Department of Stradley Ronon. She represents corporate, mutual fund, institutional and nonprofit clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation matters, with a focus in securities, investment management, health care and ERISA. Routinely serving clients in highly-regulated industries, she brings a practical, business-oriented approach to problem solving and a commitment to achieving outcomes with short and long-term value. This includes counseling clients on early case assessment, potential litigation opportunities and strategic resolution of disputes short of trial. Marissa’s practice is informed by a wide range of experience litigating cases involving securities fraud, professional liability, shareholder derivative and investor rights, fiduciary breaches, contract and indemnification obligations, wrongful death, patent infringement, and the scope of constitutional protections for religious organizations.
Both informally and as chair of the firm’s Hiring Committee, Marissa champions the development of associate talent, diversity leadership and firm citizenship. She has been recognized as a Rising Star and Lawyer on the Fast Track in Pennsylvania.
Originally from outside of New York City, Marissa lived in Australia and Canada before settling in Philadelphia. Marissa is an avid supporter of Back on My Feet, a nonprofit organization founded in Philadelphia that combats homelessness through the power of running, community support, and essential employment and housing resources, and a board member of Minds Matter Philadelphia, a high-touch, admissions-based program that transforms the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success. She also sits on the Executive Committtee of the Brown University Alumni Club of Greater Philadelphia and, in that role, brings alumni together for community service projects.
Areas of Practice
Class Action/Complex Litigation
Chair of Hiring Committee
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