Lisa Bentley

5 Penn Plaza, 19th Floor
New York, New York 10001
(212) 835-1521
(646) 924-0599 (fax)

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  • B.A., University of Virginia, with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Associations and Memberships:

  • New York City Bar Association
    • Member, Small Law Firms Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association


  • “Actions by Insureds Against Brokers: ‘Special Relationships’ Since ‘Voss.’” N.Y. Law Journal (April 4, 2016).

Lisa Bentley is a founding partner of Aguilar Bentley LLC.  She is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on commercial litigation in federal and state courts.  Lisa has extensive experience litigating a variety of complex business disputes, including contract and licensing matters, business torts, fraud and fiduciary duty claims, employment and restrictive covenant disputes,  insurance litigation, claims made under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and intellectual property matters.  Lisa also conducts internal investigations and assists clients in mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.  Some of her notable matters include:

  • Representation of Fortune 500 company against a preliminary injunction motion in federal court related to multiple breach of contract and declaratory judgment claims;
  • Representation of media company in federal litigation concerning allegations of trade secret misappropriation and other business torts;
  • Representation of internet-based company in internal investigation concerning employee allegations of internal improprieties;
  • Representation of independent directors of a board in shareholder derivative action;
  • Representation of international furniture company in connection with breach of contract claims in the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court; 
  • Representation of corporate shareholder and employee in connection with claims of breach of company operating agreement and employment agreement;
  • Representation of publishing company in connection with defense of claims of libel and slander;
  • Representation of corporate CEO in connection with claims against majority shareholder;
  • Representation of plaintiff insured in connection with breach of contract claims for failure of insurance company to pay out pursuant to terms of life insurance policy;
  • Representation in federal litigation of media company alleged to have engaged in copyright infringement;
  • Representation of client in connection with response to subpoenas from Federal Bureau of Investigation and New York District Attorney’s Office.

In 2014, Lisa joined with Anna Aguilar to form Aguilar Bentley LLC.  Prior to the formation of the firm, she worked in the litigation group of a boutique law firm, and prior to that, Lisa had worked in the New York office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

At Willkie Farr, Lisa worked on matters ranging from insurance to white collar criminal defense to intellectual property to securities, including trials taking place in the New York, Delaware and federal courts, and AAA arbitrations.  At the same time, Lisa counseled businesses in connection with numerous internal investigations, including investigations pertaining to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, accounting irregularities, criminal liability and suspicious trading practices. She was also actively involved in pro bono matters and provided assistance to indigent individuals through the Criminal Justice Act and Her Justice (formerly inMotion). 

Lisa obtained her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served on the Journal of Social Policy and the Law and participated in the Moot Court program.

A passionate advocate, Lisa pursues extraordinary results for every client.

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