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Lisia Leon

Partner

Lisia Leon has extensive experience as an attorney representing public and privately-held corporations in employment-related matters. She works out of the Firm’s Los Angeles and New York offices, assisting companies and organizations, large and small.  Her employment practice ranges from wage/labor issues, class actions, wrongful terminations, discrimination and retaliation brought under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, and related state laws, as well as government audits and investigations.  She regularly appears before federal, state and administrative and regulatory courts and agencies, including but not limited to the United States District Courts, state courts, and the EEOC. In addition, she has experience in advising and representing companies and organizations in response to claims of public accessibility at their facilities and on their websites under the ADA Title III and all related state and local ADA laws.

 
Her practice further involves counseling and advising on employment and contract-related issues.  She also has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating employment and independent contractor-related contracts and documents, including offer letters, non-disclosure, copyright, and restrictive covenant agreements, handbooks, privacy policies, employment training materials, leave policies, as well as severance and separation agreements. In addition, her practice involves interpreting relevant employment-related and commercial-related statutes, regulations, and court opinions on behalf of clients on a daily basis. She partners with clients’ in-house human resources, stakeholders and management to develop effective and compliant employment practices, policies and procedures. She also routinely conducts internal company investigations in response to, and in anticipation of, threatened litigation and government regulatory inquiries.  Additionally, she conducts mandatory and recommended employment training for executives, management and non-management employees

 

Lisia previously served as law clerk in California to a Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced at a large prominent New York law firm in its corporate department.

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A.

  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D.

    • Member, Columbia Business Law Review 

Admissions

  • New York

  • California

  • United States District Courts: Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Mano a Mano, Board of Directors (2012-13), Co-Chair (2013)

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