Lisa Jones is a Partner with Leech Tishman and a member of the firm’s Employment & Labor Practice Group where she leads the Workplace Harassment & Discrimination Group. She is also a member of the Litigation Practice Group where she co-leads the Governmental and Internal Investigations Group. Lisa is based in the New York City office, but also practices out of Leech Tishman’s Washington, D.C. location where she counsels individuals, institutions and corporations on a broad spectrum of employment & labor legal matters. Lisa is a seasoned litigator with a depth of litigation and trial expertise focusing on labor, employment, class action defense and complex commercial and white-collar criminal matters.
Lisa’s practice includes representing clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit System Protection Board, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and Federal and State court on compliance-related matters involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (TVPA) and Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) matters.
Lisa regularly assists clients with developing and implementing personnel practices, procedures, and training, due diligence for IPO’s, mergers and acquisitions, structuring executive and incentive compensation, and drafting employment and non-compete agreements, as well as providing COVID-related advice and counseling. She is highly experienced in conducting litigation in complex commercial disputes involving intellectual property, breach of contract, fraud, fraudulent conveyance and “business divorce.”
Lisa is well-versed in designing and managing investigations of misconduct, including whistleblower complaints and sexual harassment claims. She also has experience in a wide variety of industries and particular expertise in handling employment matters for the hospitality and healthcare industries, public, private and venture-backed government contractors, distressed companies, technology and biotechnology companies, as well as venture capital firms, and trade associations.
During the course of her career, Lisa has also represented individuals in white-collar criminal matters before U.S. trial and appellate courts, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in a range of federal investigations and prosecution of business and financial crimes including bribery of a public official, conspiracy to commit honest services fraud, embezzlement and money laundering, bank fraud, false statements and perjury, as well as violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
From 1987 to 1992, Lisa served as an Assistant District Attorney in both the appellate and trial divisions in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office where she investigated and prosecuted a wide range of violent and white-collar crime. In 1992, Lisa founded her previous firm and later co-founded the firm of Jones & Towns PLLC. Lisa has been a partner with a large international law firm, and most recently with a large New York-based firm.
With a long-standing commitment to civil rights and liberties, Lisa has been a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (DC Advisory Committee) and a Board Member of the ACLU. Lisa’s love of the arts and theater has led her to serve on numerous arts-related boards and organizations, including as President of the Historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C., producer of Broadway theater, and an officer of the D.C. Bar’s Steering Committee on Arts and Entertainment.
J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law
A.B. in Psychobiology, Oberlin College
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck, P.C.
CKR LAW LLP
Lisa Alexis Jones, PLLC
Jones & Towns, PLLC
New York County District Attorney’s Office
American Bar Association
National Bar Association
New York State Bar Association (Member, Labor & Employment, Commercial and Federal Litigation Sections; Member, Labor & Employment Section Equal Opportunity Commission)
New York City Bar Association (Member, Entertainment Law Committee)
District of Columbia Bar
Professional Liability Underwriting Society
National Employment Law Council
Lawyers of Color, Nation’s Best (2022)
American University Washington College of Law (Adjunct Professor)