LISA C. HAMASAKI

LISA C. HAMASAKI

Partner
SF

Lisa takes a highly strategic and thorough approach to defending clients in employment litigation. She has led the defense of many employment lawsuits across numerous industries and her high percentage of summary judgment wins speaks to both her skill and experience. Lisa’s clients value her focus on and awareness of the realities of running a business when defending litigation and advising on workplace issues. Whether in litigation, advising employers in their dealings with problem employees, or creating company policies, she is an ally and asset to her clients. Lisa has also been selected for the Northern California Super Lawyers List every year since 2012.

lch@millerlawgroup.com 415 464 4300 LinkedIn

  • Education

    J.D., 1998 - University of Virginia School of Law

    B.A., magna cum laude, 1995 - Bates College

    1993-1994 - St. Peter’s College, Oxford University

    Bar Admission

    California

  • Listed in Top Attorneys in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine, 2015, 2016, 2017

    Listed in Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine, 2014, 2015, 2016

    Selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers List each year since 2012

  • Speaking Engagements

    Sep 2017, ACC-SFBA: Top 10 Ways to Make Your Company Employment-Litigation Ready

    May 2017, ACC-SFBA: The New Workforce: The In-House Counsel’s Guide to Understanding Legal Exposure and Managing Risk

    Oct 2016, ACC Annual Meeting: From Body Art to Unisex Bathrooms – Changing Workplaces, Changing Employment Laws

    Sep 2016, NAMWOLF Annual Meeting: From Body Art & Cross Dressing to Piercings, Hijabs and More – Exploring New Frontiers in the Workplace & What Businesses Need to Know

    Nov 2015, NAMWOLF Labor & Employment PAC Webinar: Independent Contractors and Interns: The High Price of Misclassification

    Oct 2014, CMCP 25th Anniversary Business Conference: Criminals in Our Workplace?! The Impact of 'Ban the Box' Legislation on the Hiring Process and the Workplace

    Nov 2013, Contra Costa Bar Association MCLE Spectacular: Women in the Workplace – Developing Legal Issues for the New Female Professional

    Oct 2012, NAMWOLF Annual Meeting: Accommodating Mental Disabilities: Managing Real Life Challenges Within the Law

    Sep 2012, Participant in a Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable hosted by California Lawyer magazine and moderated by the California Minority Counsel Program, published in the September 2012 Issue of California Lawyer magazine

    May 2012, ACC-SFBA: Essentials for Startups: A Legal Toolkit for In-House Counsel

    Apr 2012, NCHRA HR West Conference: Disability Discrimination: Avoiding Bias and Managing Accommodations

    Jun 2011, Participant in a Diversity Roundtable hosted by California Lawyer magazine and moderated by the California Minority Counsel Program, published in the June 2011 Issue of California Lawyer magazine

  • Co-Chair of Practice Area Committee Oversight for the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), former Co-Chair of the NAMWOLF Labor & Employment Practice Area Committee

    California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP)

    Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA)

    National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)

    Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Practice Lead

Employment Litigation

Practice Areas

Employment Litigation

Emerging Growth

Regulatory, Compliance & Risk Management

Trials and Appeals