Who We Are
Lisa Lawrence Download vcard
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles, 1992, B.A.
Yale University, 1994, M.A.
Harvard University, 2002, Ph.D.
Stanford University School of Law, 2005, J.D.
Lisa has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial litigation, including jury trials and arbitrations. Lisa has represented clients across an array of industries – including telecommunications, banking, pharmaceutical, energy, hospitality, construction and real estate – and her clients have ranged from publicly-traded companies to small private businesses. Lisa has substantial experience defending and advising California employers, and also has expertise in defending consumer rights claims, including lawsuits brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and various statutes regulating the mortgage industry.
Lisa holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, where her research and teaching focused on medieval literature.
A small sampling of Lisa’s successful representative matters include:
- Obtained dismissal or favorable settlement in dozens of fraud actions and claims for violation of § 17200, including a multi-million dollar lawsuit brought by the City of Los Angeles against clothing manufacturers
- Obtained dismissal on demurrer, 12(b)(6) motion or motion for summary judgment in dozens of employment-related lawsuits, ranging from single-plaintiff discrimination and harassment cases to wage and hour class actions
- Successfully defended multiple individual and class action consumer claims across numerous jurisdictions alleging violations of federal and state consumer protection statutes, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and their state law equivalents
- Second-chaired trial that obtained a seven figure verdict in a partnership dispute between owners of a high-profile Los Angeles nightclub
- Obtained favorable Ninth Circuit appellate ruling in commercial litigation involving interpretation of arbitration agreement under the Federal Arbitration Act