Lisa focuses her practice primarily in the areas of cannabis, employment and criminal law. She has successfully represented clients in both state and federal courts and before regulators and government agencies on a variety of issues.
As an early commenter to the original Rhode Island cannabis legislation and regulations while serving as then Chief Legal Counsel to the Rhode Island State Police, Lisa consults with investors, operators and related parties to cannabis and hemp transactions, including supporting clients through the cannabis and hemp licensing and regulatory review process. In addition, Lisa works with cannabis and hemp clients to develop regulatory compliance programs, drafts standard operating procedures, provides strategic planning advice and represents them before the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation and municipal authorities.
Lisa represents employees on any number of employment disputes including discrimination and harassment matters, wage and hour claims, wrongful terminations, and employment appeals. She has appeared with clients before the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, the Rhode Island Commission on Human Rights, the Rhode Island Personnel Appeals Board and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.