Business & Commercial Litigation
Lisa Lawless is an associate in the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. where she is a member of the Business Litigation practice group.
- Indiana University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1992, Order of the Coif, and First in Class
- University of Virginia, B.A. in History and American Studies, 1989
Awards & Distinctions
- Named to the Wisconsin Super Lawyers list (2010-2013)
- Recipient, 2007 President Award, State Bar of Wisconsin
- Honors include:
West Publishing Company Awards for being first in class, three years; Champion and Best Brief, Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition; Managing Editor, Indiana Law Journal; ABA Moot Court Team; Indiana University Chancellor’s Scholar; American Jurisprudence Awards
- Taken or defended over 120 depositions.
- Conducted trials as first or second chair.
- Presented argument in numerous motion hearings and made many other appearances before state and federal courts.
- Handled arbitrations and mediations and has briefed arbitration issues before trial courts and courts of appeals
- Handled cases in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. involving a wide variety of subjects, ranging in size from large-scale complex litigation to medium and smaller cases.
- Presented oral argument and briefs before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and also briefed appeals before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Indiana Court of Appeals, Georgia Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- Had substantial involvement in electronic discovery issues including handling depositions of technical employees regarding IT and electronic data issues and working with computer forensics expert, authoring law review article on electronic discovery issues, and serving as a speaker on such issues at CLE programs.
- Served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard of the Indiana Supreme Court from 1992 to 1993.
- State Bar of Wisconsin: Board of Governors, 2004-2008 and 2011-2013; BOG Liaison to Boards of Directors of International Practice (2004-2005) and Intellectual Property Sections (2004-2008)
- Member, Intellectual Property Alumni Advisory Board, Indiana University School of Law
- Milwaukee Bar Association: Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Section, 2004 – present; Professionalism Committee – Chair, 1997-1998; Vice-chair, 1996-1997
- Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association: Co-Chair of Technology Committee, 2003 – present; Planning Committee for the Inaugural Annual Meeting and Program, 2003
- Thomas E. Fairchild Inn of Court, 2002 – present
- Association for Women Lawyers
- Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association: Secretary and Board of Directors,
1996-1997; newsletter editor, 1996-1997
- Wild Space Dance Company: Board of Directors, 1995-1998; Secretary,
Articles and Presentations
- Arbitration opinion will change Wisconsin law, Author, Wisconsin Law Journal (May 16, 2011)
- Cooperatives, WISCONSIN METHODS OF PRACTICE (West Pub. 2004)
- A Matter of "Governing Importance:" Providing Business Defamation and Product Disparagement Defendants Full First Amendment Protection, 67 IND. L.J. 441 (1992)
- The Eastern District’s Electronic Courtrooms, WISCONSIN L.J. (June 4, 2003)
- Commercial Question: Standing Issues, Definitions Limit False-Advertising Statute, SAN FRAN. DAILY J. (Dec. 17, 2001)
- E-Discovery: Preserving, Requesting and Producing Electronic Information, 19 SANTA CLARA COMP. & HIGH TECH. L.J. 131 (2002)
- Wisconsin Lawyer: Book reviews of Accidental Justice: The Dilemmas of Tort Law (Mar. 1998) , A Guide to Wisconsin Statutes of Limitation & Other Time Limits (Dec. 1997)
- Ethics and Professional Responsibility, 1995 1996 & 1996 1997 , ANNUAL SURVEY OF WISCONSIN LAW (State Bar 1996, 1997)
- Survey of Wisconsin Law, LDRC 50 STATE SURVEY: CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN MEDIA LIBEL LAW, (Libel Defense Resource Center) (1994 1998 editions)
- Focus on Professionalism, MBA MESSENGER, 1995 96 (13 monthly columns)