Membership Directory - Individual

Hamasaki Lisa

Shareholder at Ogletree Deakins
Member Since: 2018


streetAddress: One Embarcadero Center Suite 900
cityName: San Francisco
province: CA
zipCode: 94111
Phone: Available to Members
Mobile Phone: Available to Members
Race: Multi-Racial
Primary Areas of Practice: Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Employment Litigation, Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation, Litigation and Trials, Workplace Accommodation, Wrongful Discharge
Member Type: Outside Counsel
Member Profile: Lisa Hamasaki is the Office Managing Shareholder in Ogletree's San Francisco office. She has devoted her 20+ year career to representing employers in labor and employment law matters throughout California and has extensive experience defending and advising companies with regard to all aspects of California and federal employment law. Lisa is an experienced litigator who regularly defends employers in state and federal courts, arbitration, and before administrative agencies in matters spanning nearly all facets of California employment law with a particular focus on claims involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, disability accommodation, leave of absence issues, defamation, wrongful termination and wage and hour claims. She takes a highly strategic and thorough approach to defending clients in litigation and has led the defense of many employment lawsuits across numerous industries. Lisa also devotes a significant part of her practice to advising corporate clients on employment law, managing employee disputes and handling day-to-day employee issues. She provides practical, business savvy advice and counsel regarding wage and hour issues, leaves of absence, accommodation of disabilities, preparation and implementation of employment policies, advice on employee hiring, discipline and separations, and managing and/or conducting workplace investigations. Lisa also routinely conducts training for clients on issues including harassment and abusive conduct, managerial skills and responsibilities, and disability accommodation and leaves of absence. She is also a frequent speaker at conferences and events across the country. 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 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 every year since 2012.
Firm/Company: Ogletree Deakins
Firm/Company Size: 50-100+
Firm/Company Profile: Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has a reputation for legal excellence and responsive client service. Ogletree Deakins'​ labor and employment practice is complemented and supported by related practice groups in the areas of business immigration, litigation, employee benefits, occupational safety and health, and construction law. With offices throughout the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico, the firm represents a diverse range of clients. Our depth of experience in labor and employment law has produced a successful track record for our clients - Fortune 50 corporations to start-up companies. Although the size and scope of our practice has grown over the past quarter century, our core values remain constant. We are committed to personalized attention, innovative solutions and old-fashioned hard work. Our approach to providing clients with the resources to solve today's business challenges is always forward-thinking and strategic. We remain committed to providing our clients with an insider's view of the workplace issues of the day.
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Bar Admissions (up to 10): California
Former Member of the Bench: No
Percent of Members Time Spent on Employment Law Matters: 75 - 100
Percent of Member's Practice Spent on Plaintiff's Employment Matters: 0