*Currently licensed in Massachusetts only.
Lisa Stephanian Burton is the managing shareholder of the Boston and Portland, Maine, offices of Ogletree Deakins. She defends employers in litigation and counsels on labor and employment issues that include wage and hour, discrimination, leaves of absence, and other US state and federal laws and regulations. Lisa also advises employers on business immigration matters. She works frequently with employers in the life sciences, healthcare, technology, retail, manufacturing, employee staffing and financial services industries.
Lisa’s employment litigation practice includes representing clients before state and federal agencies as well as before state and federal courts. She defends wage and hour class and collective actions involving claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state law. Lisa also defends clients in employment discrimination challenges, including claims of race, gender, age, and disability discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination cases.
In her labor and employment counseling practice, Lisa advises clients on employment practices and policies. She counsels employers on structuring the workforce, labor and employment implications of mergers and acquisitions, hiring, firing, management and reductions in force (RIF). Clients routinely have Lisa conduct internal investigations and audits. Lisa also has handled several OSHA related matters involving workplace injuries and complaints.
Lisa’s immigration practice includes helping employees of both large and small companies’ secure employment-based visas and permanent residency. She helps employers achieve immigration solutions for information technology professionals, executive and managerial employees, investors, medical professionals, and scientists and researchers in academia and in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. Lisa also represents clients facing government investigations related to immigration compliance and alleged abuses in immigration-related employment practices.