Lisa Lewis is a special counsel in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's New York office.

Areas of Practice

Lisa is experienced at providing advice and counsel on a wide variety of employment law issues, including compliance with federal, state and local sexual harassment and anti-discrimination, medical and family leave and wage and hour laws, with a particular focus on providing advice and counseling to advertising and media clients. She also counsels clients on developing and implementing employment policies and employee handbooks and negotiates and drafts employment and separation agreements. She has extensive experience providing anti-harassment, anti-discrimination and employment law compliance trainings for employees and managers.  

In addition, Lisa represents employers in employment-based litigation in both judicial and arbitral forums, including disputes relating to breach of restrictive covenants and employment agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, discrimination and harassment allegations, and wrongful termination.  In particular, she has substantial experience defending employers in complex class and collective action wage and hour cases.  

Lisa currently represents a number of advertising and media clients, providing them with day-to-day employment law counseling, conducting internal investigations and defending against employment discrimination and wage and hour claims.

Lisa is actively involved in pro bono work at the firm and received awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service from the Legal Aid Society in 2005 and 2006.



Labor and Employment, Legal 500, 2018

Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2011-2013

Outstanding Pro Bono Services, Legal Aid Society, 2005 and 2006



Labor & Employment Law Blog Posts

New York Commercial Division Round-Up Blog Posts

Speaking Engagements

  • "Labor & Employment Law: 2011 Year In Review," New York, New York, November 3, 2011
  • "Labor & Employment Law Update: The First 100 Days of the Obama Administration," New York, New York, May 21, 2009
  • "The Perfect Storm: How the U.S. Presidential Election and Recent Economic Events Will Impact Labor and Employment Laws in 2009 and Beyond," New York, New York, November 6, 2008
  • "Critical Employment Law Issues to Consider In a Turbulent Economy," New York, New York, June 12, 2008



Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

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J.D., Boston College Law School, 2000, magna cum laude

B.A., Boston University, 1995, magna cum laude


  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • 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 Massachusetts
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