Overview

Lisa Harris is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles and New York offices.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Harris counsels and represents management in both employment and traditional labor matters.  In addition to her experience as outside counsel, Ms. Harris has several years of experience as in-house counsel both on a full-time and seconded basis.  This experience gives her specific insight into the challenges and issues faced by in-house employment counsel.

Employment Counseling. Ms. Harris regularly counsels management in all aspects of California, New York and federal employment law, including employee hiring and discipline procedures, worker classification issues, leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, wage and hour compliance, employee severance and termination procedures, and restrictive covenants. She has significant experience drafting all types of employment agreements and policies, including employee handbooks, sexual harassment policies, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and severance agreements. Ms. Harris also conducts harassment prevention and other employee trainings as well as investigations on behalf of clients into harassment allegations and other employment matters.

Traditional Labor. Ms. Harris counsels and represents management in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and regularly advises on labor disputes. Ms. Harris frequently represents management in labor arbitrations involving both contract interpretation and employee discipline and termination matters. She also represents management before the National Labor Relations Board defending against unfair labor practice charges.

Employment Litigation. Ms. Harris represents employers in single and multi-plaintiff harassment and discrimination claims. She also has extensive experience representing employers before administrative agencies and responding to complaints filed with those agencies alleging violations of federal and state employment laws.

Honors

Honors

Top Author, JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards, 2016

Legal 500, Labor and Employment, 2017

Insights

Education

J.D., St. John's University, 2007, Dean's List, Senior Staff, New York Litigator

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2003

Admissions

  • California
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Languages

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