Lisa is a creative and seasoned litigator with a national practice focused on complex commercial, product liability, class action, toxic tort, environmental and premises liability cases throughout the country.
Leader of the Product Liability and Mass Tort Litigation Practice Team, co-leader of the Life Sciences and Health Effects Team and co-leader of the Class Action Practice Team, Lisa plays an active role in leading litigation at Phillips Lytle. In addition, she sat as member of the firm’s Governing Committee and participates as a vital member of the firm’s Strategic Planning Committee.
Lisa has decades of experience in litigating high-stakes product liability, toxic tort and environmental cases, often in multijurisdiction and class action settings. She advises companies on regulatory approval and compliance, product labeling and risk management. She is well equipped in handling complex litigation across multiple jurisdictions, with a focus on the defense of pharmaceutical, chemical and other product liability cases, as well as environmental claims.
Lisa’s practice also includes representing research hospitals, hospital systems and emerging medical technology companies. From her days as a biology major in college to her many years serving as national science counsel to global pharmaceutical companies, she has a decades-long focus on how science and scientific innovation can improve people’s lives. She currently serves on the board of directors for MedTech.
For every client, Lisa believes in getting to the right result as quickly and cost-effectively as possible in order to save time, money and reputations. She deploys early and aggressive case assessment to plot out the most efficient paths to case resolution. Lisa understands that a key to success in any complex case is understanding the industry and how the litigation impacts the client.
Lisa is a mentor to others on her team, guiding their litigation strategy choices and imparting the values of client service and responsiveness that are the hallmarks of her practice.
Lisa is a dedicated advocate for women in the law, and deeply committed to charitable and pro bono work, including having represented migrant workers, AIDS patients and many other groups during her 27 years in the legal community. She also serves vice president of The Pink Pillow Project, Inc., a breast cancer charity she co-founded.