Lisa Tsai is the managing partner of Reid Collins & Tsai. Lisa has represented plaintiffs in a wide variety of complex business disputes, including financial fraud cases, legal malpractice actions, fiduciary duty litigation, intellectual property litigation, and securities and shareholder derivative lawsuits.
Lisa is widely recognized by industry observers as one of the nation’s top litigators for her professional achievements. Following a lengthy jury trial and bench trial, Lisa obtained a Top 50 Verdict in the United States against global investment bank Credit Suisse for fraud, which resulted in a fraud judgment after several rounds of appeals (ongoing). Since 2016, Lisa has been named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, which recognizes the most elite lawyers in the profession. In 2022, she was named a “Plaintiffs Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal. Since 2014, Texas Monthly listed Lisa as a “Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation, and since 2019 she has been named to both the Best Lawyers in America for her work with private funds and hedge funds and to Chambers USA as a Band 1 leading lawyer for general commercial litigation.
Lisa received her J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law and was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduation. Lisa served as a member of the Texas Law Review, during which time she published her student note. Following law school, Lisa served as a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Lisa received her A.B. in Politics, with Highest Honors, from Princeton University. While at Princeton, Lisa received the Lyman H. Atwater Prize in Politics for writing the best senior thesis in the Department of Politics. A portion of her thesis was published in the Asian American Policy Review, a journal published by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Lisa is licensed to practice law in both Texas and California. She is admitted to the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of California, the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to founding the firm, Lisa was a partner at a prominent litigation boutique and an associate at Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles.
Lisa is active in a variety of professional and community organizations, including having served as Chair of the State Bar of Texas Asian Pacific Interest Section, Chair of the Austin Bar Association Bench Bar Committee, President of the Austin Asian American Bar Association, Vice Chair of the City of Austin Ethics Review Commission, and Board Secretary of the Texas Fair Defense Project. Lisa has been honored as a Pathfinder by the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association and received the Judge Suzanne Covington Pro Bono Service Award for her legal work on behalf of domestic violence victims.
In 2023, Lisa was the recipient of the Justice David Wellington Chew Award, the highest honor awarded by the Asian Pacific Interest Section of the State Bar of Texas, which recognizes the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of a lawyer who has paved the way for the advancement of other APA attorneys.
Updated Sep 2023