Lisa Handler Ackerman

Professional Biography

Lisa Handler Ackerman is a dynamic litigator who focuses on employment defense as well as insurance coverage matters. Lisa’s innate ability to communicate and connect with others has earned her the respect of clients and colleagues as well as judges and adversaries.

A significant portion of Lisa’s practice involves counseling employers on personnel issues and defending them in employment-related claims, including nationwide class actions and multi-party lawsuits. A number of her recent cases have centered on hot button employment issues such as wage and hour laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to employees and equal access, and whistleblower claims. She has litigated employment cases in state and federal courts and taken appeals up to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the coverage area, Lisa has substantial experience representing insurance carriers in matters arising from a myriad of policy types, providing opinions on defenses and handling litigation nationwide. She also has defended clients in general litigation matters, including negligence, premises liability, wrongful death and breach of contract cases.

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