Overview

Lisa M. Griffith represents and counsels clients in all areas of employment law matters involving:

  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Harassment
  • Whistleblower claims
  • Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • New York State and City Human Rights Law
  • New York labor laws
  • Employment policies, handbooks and contracts

Her practice focuses mainly on employment litigation in federal and state courts and administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and other state and local human rights agencies. She works with both large and small companies, including those in the retail, homecare, robotics, and restaurant industries. Lisa handles collective and class actions including those brought under the federal and state wage and hour laws. Lisa represents companies in arbitrations and mediations as well.

Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Lisa was an assistant corporation counsel in the Labor and Employment Law Division of the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel. While there, she managed a large caseload of employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, as well as an FMLA class action and an FLSA collective action. Her successes included complete defense verdicts in two employment discrimination trials in federal court and she won a bench trial in New York State Supreme Court in a statutory rights proceeding brought by five public sector employees.

Additionally, Lisa served as an intern to Magistrate Judge E. Thomas Boyle, Eastern District of New York.  In law school, she was the managing editor of articles for the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

SHRM-Long Island

Co-Chair

Diversity and Inclusion Council

SHRM-Long Island

Member

Nassau County Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Relations Association, Long Island Chapter

Member

Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women

Member

Huntington Lawyers Club

Recognition

Named, Rookie of the Year

Office of the Corporation Counsel

New York City Law Department

Recipient, Jonathon A. Falk Memorial Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law

Speaking Engagements

Hot Topics: Current Employment and Labor Issues Affecting New York Employers

Melville, NY

October 23, 2013

Education

  • J.D., Hofstra Law School, 2004 cum laude
  • B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1996

Bar Admission

New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York