Lisa is an Associate in Tully Rinckey’s New York City office and comes from a legal advocacy background. Her last position was as a Staff Attorney at a legal nonprofit dedicated to improving workers’ rights through direct legal services, litigation, and policy change. Lisa’s work focused on issues of paid sick leave, family and medical leave under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and state equivalents, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and its state equivalents, and issues of discrimination based on one’s disability or pregnancy.
Most recently, in a case where Lisa was the lead attorney, she was able to successfully settle a client’s claim of pregnancy and disability discrimination before the EEOC. Lisa previously interned at legal advocacy centers focused on impact litigation such as the Center for Constitutional Rights and LatinoJustice PRLDEF.
In law school, Lisa was part of The Georgia Law Review, where she was both a Notes Editor and the Semester-Long Write-on Program Coordinator. Lisa was also a research assistant for Professor Fazal Khan, MD who focused on existing and proposed AI regulations within healthcare. Lisa served as President of the Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA), now known as the Hispanic and Latino Law Students Association (HLLSA), where she focused on serving low-income immigrant communities by helping them apply for U-Visas and for naturalization through the UGA’s Community Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Clinic.
Lisa grew up in South Georgia and was heavily involved in her college’s Model United Nations team.
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