A member of Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation and Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education teams, Lise is a litigator with deep experience defending industrial and healthcare companies in courts throughout the country. Her clients often make or use chemicals, building and industrial products, prescription drugs, medical devices, automotive products, and herbicides and insecticides. She has represented clients in significant commercial and product liability lawsuits in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, New York, Florida, Louisiana, Texas and Virginia. Many of her cases involve complex scientific or engineering concepts, which she simplifies for judge and jury. Lise drives toward results by partnering with clients through effective and efficient communication.
Lise’s commercial litigation experience extends to contract, warranty and licensing disputes in a variety of business contexts, including chemical requirements contracts, automotive recalls, technology licensing, insurance coverage, qui tam and defamation actions. She has experience defending class action lawsuits and medical monitoring claims.
In the healthcare field, Lise represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies in mass tort and product liability litigation across the country. She has written extensively on issues related to health care fraud and abuse, most recently in Loyola University Chicago School of Law's Annals of Health Law. Lise earned her LL.M. in Health Law in 2014; her thesis analyzed some courts' tendencies to conflate environmental risk assessment with evidence of human disease causation.
Before joining the firm, Lise was a Partner at Jenner & Block and Kirkland & Ellis. She is active in the legal community and currently serves as National Director on the board of DRI, Voice of the Defense Bar and edits a 45-chapter book titled Product Liability Litigation: Current Law, Strategies and Best Practices.
Product Liability/Toxic Tort