lbaird@reedsmith.com

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Lisa practices in the area of product liability and commercial litigation, and is a member of Reed Smith’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group. She has more than twenty years’ experience defending corporate clients in both the trial and appellate courts, and is admitted in both Florida and California. Her work has a particular emphasis on issues that regularly recur in medical device and pharmaceutical product liability litigation, including preemption, 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

  • 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 - Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - District of Colorado

  • Vice-Chair of DRI's Appellate Advocacy Committee, 2017-2019
  • DRI’s Drug and Medical Device and Women in the Law Committees
  • PLAC (Product Liability Advisory Council)
  • Program Chair for DRI's Appellate Advocacy Conference, March 2011
  • Chair of the California Bar's Committee on Women in the Law, 2002-2003