lbaird@reedsmith.com

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Lisa is admitted in both Florida and California, and a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group practicing in the area of product liability and commercial litigation.  She has more than twenty years’ experience defending corporate clients in both trial and appellate courts, with a particular focus on issues that regularly recur in product liability litigation (including preemption, statute of limitations, the learned intermediary doctrine, Daubert issues, and general and specific causation), as well as other types of complex litigation (such as class issues, unfair competition, consumer fraud claims, and punitive damages).

Awards & Recognition

  • Reed Smith's Southern California Pro Bono Honor Roll (2014)
  • Noted as part of The Recorder’s profile of Reed Smith as one of two finalists for the publication’s first annual “Litigation Department of the Year Awards” in the category of Product Liability (2013)

Credentials

  • Loyola Law School, 1995, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; Note and Comment Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
  • University of California, Los Angeles, 1989, B.A., English

  • Florida
  • California

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - District of Colorado

  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • DRI's Appellate Advocacy, Drug and Medical Device and Women in the Law Committees
  • Program Chair for DRI's Appellate Advocacy Conference, March 2011
  • Chair of the California Bar's Committee on Women in the Law, 2002-2003

  • Honorable Margaret M. Morrow, U.S. District Court - Central District of California