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lbaird@reedsmith.com

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Lisa represents manufacturers of medical device, prescription drugs, and OTC drugs in 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 appellate and trial courts throughout the country, 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, third party payor claims, and punitive damages.

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 - 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
  • 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
 

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

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)