When Lisa helps a company avoid a legal problem, she considers it to be one of her best achievements. But, when litigation is necessary, she’s the strategic, creative attorney you want on your side. Few employment litigators in the country can match Lisa’s extensive trial experience and knowledge of how business issues play out in court.
Lisa knows employment law both as outside counsel and from inside business. As the former Vice President of Litigation for Level 3 Communications, she managed all outside litigation and related analyses in connection with six strategic acquisitions. This work included managing commercial, employment, class action and environmental litigation throughout the United States. She also brings the perspective of having spent five years as a Denver Deputy District Attorney.
Her clients include various large regional companies in industries ranging from health care to aviation, energy and engineering/construction to food service, public utilities to telecommunications.
Lisa has taught courses in criminal law and ethics at Metropolitan State College and presents regularly on trial advocacy issues. She also serves as a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) helping to develop and teach courses on trial techniques, strategy and practice management.
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Successfully negotiated the shutdown of a longstanding unionized business then arbitrated a reduction of just over 50% to the union pension plan’s multi-million dollar assessment of withdrawal liability.
Successfully navigated employer through a decertification campaign by workers who ultimately voted to de-certify the union, ending with no charges filed against employer.
Served as on-going outside counsel to The Wellbridge Company in connection with its ownership and operation of health club facilities located in various states. This representation includes corporate structuring; real estate and club acquisition, development and financing; dispositions and leasing; contracts incidental to operations; and coordination of employment and labor matters and litigation prosecution and defense.
Represented a hospital client in wrongful termination case resulting in complete defense verdict after a jury trial.
Represent various public entities on constitutional matters including the representation of the District Attorney's Office in a criminal constitutional challenge in a 4th Amendment case.