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Lisa A. Bell

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Lisa Bell is a seasoned litigator who manages complex cases for business clients. Lisa has experience, defending public and private sector clients in ‘high profile’ disputes over litigation covering commercial law, federal actions, and complex litigation matters. An experienced trial attorney with considerable class action experience, she obtained excellent results with emergency injunctive relief matters, as well as complex matters grounded in federal statute and constitutional protections.

Her employment practice is quite extensive, spanning from multi-plaintiff class actions alleging sex or race discrimination to wrongful termination, wage-hour, disability, and sexual harassment to executive compensation. She advises businesses on risk assessment, enforcement actions and regulatory and compliance matters often related to government investigations and audits. Business clients represent diverse industries, such as education, retail and hospitality to health care, development and construction to government contractors and technology.

Before private practice, Lisa served as a senior counsel and trial attorney in the D.C. Office of the Attorney General, where she managed, tried, and supervised more than one hundred matters. During her tenure in the AG’s Office, Lisa also served as general counsel to the D.C. deputy mayor for Planning and Economic Development and senior legal advisor to the D.C. zoning administrator. Her litigation experience includes federal and state court as well as administrative boards and federal agency reviews, such as U.S. Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Program, and alternative dispute resolution forums like mediation and arbitration.

Having managed some of Washington, D.C.’s most high-profile civil litigation, she is knowledgeable assisting public clients as well as corporate clients with risk assessment, crisis management and reputational concerns. Her niche is crafting novel and creative remedial plans to protect clients and their businesses.  In addition to litigation, Lisa provides advice and consultation; employee and stakeholder training; drafting & review of in-house employment programs, and procedures and corporate governance.

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