San Francisco Office
Lisa M. Bowman provides strategic and practical advice to companies grappling with a tangle of constantly evolving employment laws.
Lisa partners with companies of all stages to refine their policies and practices—with a goal of deterring unnecessary litigation. Lisa strives to gain in-depth knowledge of the culture and business goals of her clients, so she can be responsive and efficient.
Lisa has significant experience advising employers on complex issues, including wage and hour compliance and audits, worker classification, disability accommodation, employee leaves, commissions and bonuses, misappropriation of trade secrets, employment agreements, onboarding, employee discipline and terminations, and managing and/or conducting sensitive workplace investigations.
As a litigator of high-stakes employment cases, Lisa secured many victories for her clients, including a complete defense verdict in a disability discrimination arbitration, dismissal of a disparate impact age discrimination claim in a collective action brought against a high-profile tech client, and successful oppositions to motions to certify wage and hour classes. Lisa’s background as an employment litigator helps her identify issues for her clients before they become a problem.
Before attending law school, Lisa worked as a journalist covering law and policy. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNET, and Bloomberg. Lisa draws upon this experience to guide clients with strategic internal and external messaging when complicated legal challenges arise.
Steering Committee Member, Workplace Investigations and Organizational Assessments practice group of a national employment law firm
Part-time Faculty Member, Training Institute, Association of Workplace Investigators