Lisa A. Mantella is Counsel in Leech Tishman’s Litigation Practice Group. Lisa is based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office where she focuses her practice on internal investigations and white collar criminal defense matters.
Lisa’s practice includes the representation of individuals and corporations in law enforcement and regulatory investigations, and criminal defense matters. She also offers counsel on the implementation of ethics and compliance programs, subpoena compliance, grand jury investigations, and internal investigations.
Lisa has extensive experience with investigations and complex criminal litigation matters. Before joining Leech Tishman, Lisa served as an assistant district attorney in Allegheny County for over 10 years. During that time, she prosecuted white collar criminal cases involving employee theft, fraud, corruption, bribery, money laundering, misapplication of property, obstruction of justice embezzlement, and ethics act violations. She has tried numerous jury and non-jury trials to verdict including several cases against elected and public officials. Lisa was designated as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney following the federal adoption of an investigation with which she was involved. She worked with detectives in providing legal counsel during complex criminal investigations and served as a legal advisor to the Allegheny County Investigating Grand Jury in multiple investigations involving individuals and organizations including a hospital and public schools. She was also designated by the District Attorney to handle state level wiretap matters and assisted law enforcement in obtaining evidence through the use of consensual and nonconsensual wiretaps.
J.D., Duquesne University School of Law
B.S.B.A. in Finance, cum laude, Duquesne University
B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, Duquesne University
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Co.
Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office
The Ayco Company, L.P.
Duquesne University School of Law (Adjunct Instructor, 2012-2015)