As a trusted partner to in-house legal counsel and human resource teams, Liseanne helps companies navigate complex and challenging employment law issues, often on a multistate basis. Liseanne brings over 20 years of law firm experience to her role as employment counsel. Additionally, Liseanne has prior experience in human resources and as in-house employment counsel. Liseanne’s in-house and law firm background enhances her understanding of the practical challenges faced by clients in navigating complex employment law issues. Clients appreciate her ability to discuss complex issues in an understandable way as well as her ability to provide practical solutions to difficult problems.

Liseanne has extensive experience with wage and hour advice, day-to-day counseling regarding employee relations matters, audits, policy work, and pay equity. Her current practice focuses primarily on:

  • Multistate incentive compensation plan reviews
  • Multistate paid sick leave policy work
  • Regular rate of pay audits
  • Leave of absence guidance
  • Guiding clients through preparation, implementation and testing of new payroll, timekeeping and leave of absence technologies. Specifically, Liseanne works with clients in the months prior to a technology implementation to gather and audit policies/practices. She then works with clients through the build/implementation process to ensure policies and processes are implemented as drafted. She also helps clients through testing of high priority compliance items and will oversee post-implementation audits.

Liseanne also has substantial experience representing employers in litigation in federal and state court involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour claims (both individual and class claims).

News, Analysis & Press

Sick-Leave Laws Cause HR Headaches

Human Resource Executive Online

August 23, 2016

Employers Must Act Promptly to Comply with the Revised Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations

Firm Alert


The Year in Review: 2005 California Employment Legislation


Speaking Engagements

2019 Southern California Employer Conference

October 23, 2019

Cutting Edge Disability Law - Accommodating an Aging Workforce

California Bar Association 34th Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Meeting

July 14, 2017

Mastering the Exasperating: Navigating California’s Leave of Absence Laws

San Diego, CA

June 7, 2013

California's Tidal Wave of Wage-and-Hour and Civil Rights Class Actions

Firm Presentation, San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, CA


Disability and Reasonable Accommodation Issues

Firm Presentation, San Diego, CA


Implementing the New FMLA Regulations in California

Firm Presentation, San Diego, CA


Electronic Communications and Privacy in the Workplace

San Diego Advisory Council and the State of California Employment Development Department


Employment Law 101

San Diego Advisory Council and the State of California Employment Development Department


Reducing Liability Risks for Failing to Effectively Train Managers and Supervisors on Workplace Policies and Procedures

Council on Education in Management


Managing Hiring, Performance and Terminations in California

Association of Legal Administrators, San Diego Chapter


Leaves of Absence

Lorman Education Services


Managing Employee Performance and Misconduct in California

Lorman Education Services


Employer Guidelines for Conducting Prompt, Thorough and Neutral Investigations

Firm Presentation



  • J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 2000
  • B.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1994

Foro di appartenenza



  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California