Lisa "Lee" A. Schreter is chairperson of Littler's Board of Directors and co-chair of the Wage and Hour Practice Group. She focuses on representing employers in complex class and collective actions involving overtime and other wage-related claims and specializes in helping employers to develop forward-thinking compliance measures that reduce wage and hour disputes and other employment-related issues. She also represents and counsels management clients in connection with all other types of labor and employment matters arising under federal and state laws such as:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Equal Pay Act
  • The Service Contract Act
  • State law wage and hour requirements

She regularly appears before federal and state courts, the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, and agencies charged with enforcing state law wage and hour requirements in various wage-related and equal employment disputes and appeals.  Additionally, Lee is a frequent speaker before industry and trade associations, business organizations and human resource groups concerning employment-related disputes and wage and hour issues.

Lee's clients include those in the following industries:

  • Healthcare
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Satellite/cable

Lee is a member of the Littler's Diversity Council. She previously served as chair of the firm's Nominating Committee and co-chair of the LGBT Affinity Group.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Lee worked in human resources, where she gained extensive experience in wage and hour issues, employee relations, salary and benefit administration and general employment matters.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Charter Fellow

Litigation Counsel of America


Atlanta Bar Association


Litigation, Labor and Employment and Individual Rights sections

American Bar Association


Committee on Fair Labor Standards

American Bar Association


Named, Outstanding Woman Lawyer

National Law Journal


Named, Female Powerbroker



Named, The Best Lawyers in America©


Ranked, “Commended” in the Litigation Category

North America Innovative Lawyers Report - Financial Times


Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA


Named, Top Lawyers in America

Corporate Counsel

Named, Super Lawyer


Super Lawyers


Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating


Publications & Press

Number of New FLSA Lawsuits Continues to Increase

Bloomberg BNA Labor Relations Week

September 23, 2015

Overtime Rule May Hurt Workplace Morale

Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

August 12, 2015

Overtime Rules Send Bosses Scrambling

The Wall Street Journal

July 21, 2015

Adjusting to the DOL’s New Overtime > Rules

Human Resources Executive

July 1, 2015

Employers worry about changing overtime exemption

Business Insurance

June 30, 2015

Proposed Overtime Rule Advances to OMB Review

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

May 6, 2015

Outstanding Women Lawyers

National Law Journal

May 4, 2015

Prepare for Imminent FLSA White-Collar Regulations

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

February 20, 2015

Job-Misclassification Woes

Human Resource Executive Online

December 22, 2014

3 Tips for Happy and Less Legally Risky Holidays

Corporate Counsel

December 10, 2014

Avoid Holiday Wage and Hour Traps

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

December 10, 2014

5 Firms Are GC Faves For Employment Litigation


September 29, 2014

Is wage theft by employers increasing?

ABA Journal

September 3, 2014

More Workers Are Claiming ‘Wage Theft’

The New York Times

August 31, 2014

Schreter: Career a product of learning from others

Atlanta Business Chronicle

July 11, 2014

Safeguards Can Protect Against Misclassification Lawsuits

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

November 6, 2013

Beware 'Misclassification Creep' in Employee Exemption

Corporate Counsel

October 30, 2013

White House Faces Gay Marriage Court Deadline

National Public Radio (NPR)

February 25, 2013

Tech Support

HR Magazine

February 1, 2013

Overtime Pay: Exempt or Not?

Industry Week

August 15, 2012

Pharmaceutical sales reps can't receive overtime pay under FLSA


July 2012

SCOTUS: No overtime pay for sales reps; no deference for Labor

Scrip Pharmaceutical News

June 19, 2012

Justices 5-4 Reject Labor Department View, Find Pharmaceutical Sales Reps FLSA-Exempt

Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report

June 18, 2012

Sales Reps v. Pharma: The Overtime Issue

Pharmaceutical Executive

April 25, 2012

SCOTUS labours over pharma sales rep pay, backdoor rulemaking

Scrip Pharmaceutical News

April 17, 2012

You Can't Opt-Out of the Federal Rules: Why Rule 23 Certification Standards Should Apply to Opt-In Collective Actions under the FLSA

Federal Courts Law Review

Vol. 5, No. 1, Federal Magistrate Judges Association

October 2011

Out in the Office


May 1, 2008

Emerging Defense Might Help End Wage and Hour

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

April 11, 2008

Working Overtime: A Troublesome Matter for Employers

Entrepreneur Magazine

February 1, 2008

Lee Schreter Suggests a Talk with the DOL

HR News Online

February 20, 2007

Lisa Schreter Breaks Down the Further Implications from 'Donning and Doffing' Case

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

December 5, 2005

The Use of Forensic Experts in Sexual Harassment Related Litigation

Wage and Hour Class Actions in the Healthcare Industry: Diagnosis and Prevention in 2010

Workplace Harassment Litigation: The Use of Forensic Experts and Discovery of Prior Sexual History under Federal Rule of Evidence 412

Work Place Privacy Issues in the Era of Electronic Communications

Conquering Mount Clemens: Blocking the Mount Clemens Burden-Shifting Framework with Preventative Measures

The Civil Rights Act of 1991; Procedural Issues; Retroactivity, and Seniority Systems

Fighting Fire with Faragher: Using a Sexual Harassment Defense to Stamp Out Wage & Hour Claims

When "On-Call" is "On-the-Clock"

New Friends in the Lion's Den: Call the U.S. Labor Department Before it Calls You

Adopting the Avoidable Consequences Affirmative Defense: Applying the Lessons of Ellerth/Faragher to FLSA Claims

Communicating With and Obtaining Declarations From Putative Class Members

Gender Identity and Expression: The New Frontier for Workplace Protection Against Discrimination

Dodge the Double Whammy: Build Your Good-Faith Defense to Wage and Hour Claims to Reduce Liability in Two Ways

Developing a 'Clock-Work' State of Mind: Avoid ‘Off-the-Clock' Work Claims by Non-Exempt Employees

Off the Clock: FLSA Compliance the Internal Audit and the Department of Labor

Wage-Hour Class Actions: The Newest Assault on Pay Practices

Using Rule 23 to Define FLSA Class Actions: A Solution to the ‘Similarly Situated’ debate

A Minute A Day Equals Millions in Back Pay; The Fair Labor Standards Act: An Outdated Statute Comes of Age

Books & Book Chapters

  • Fair Labor Standards Act, American Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

2015 Southeast Employer Conference

Atlanta, GA

August 20, 2015

Out & About: LGBT Issues and the Globally Mobile Workforce

Global Employer Institute

Littler Mendelson, Washington D.C.

November 9, 2012

Class Action Summit

October 22, 2012

Atlanta Employer Conference

Atlanta, GA

September 28, 2012

Top 10 Challenges Employers will Face in 2013

Atlanta Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Atlanta, GA

September 28, 2012

2011 Employment Law Conference

Atlanta, GA

September 23, 2011

The 2011 Littler Health Care Summit

New York, NY

June 8, 2011


  • J.D., Georgia State University, 1991 cum laude
  • M.S.I.R., Georgia State University, 1987
  • B.A., Ithaca College, 1981

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia