Lisa Ridgedale is a partner in the boutique business litigation firm of Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP in Vancouver. She primarily represents individuals and organizations facing business disputes or regulatory action, particularly in the area of securities law. Her clients include individuals and organizations from the private and public sectors faced with matters such as commercial disputes, criminal complaints related to business activity, and investigations or enforcement proceedings before regulators such as Canadian Securities Commissions, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. She also represents clients in civil proceedings, such as claims for fraud or misrepresentation in connection with the purchase or sale of securities, defamation, shareholder and partnership disputes and breaches of fiduciary duty as well as claims of negligence and professional misconduct. Her clients benefit from her experience as a former prosecutor, with the British Columbia Ministry of the Attorney General in Vancouver and later, as senior enforcement counsel at the British Columbia Securities Commission. She is also experienced in representing clients in the United States, having practiced law in Washington State. Lisa is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences. She is a past president of the Vancouver Bar Association and was, for many years, an elected representative of the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch. She is actively in involved in the local business community, is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization and serves on the boards of several non-profit and charitable organizations. In her spare time, she enjoys being a DJ for charity events and her friends' parties as well as running, cooking, reading, travel and spending time with her two daughters and her dog.