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Lisa Barnett Sween Named Managing Principal in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISO, CA (January 23, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Lisa Barnett Sween has been named Office Managing Principal in San Francisco. Ms. Sween succeeds Fraser McAlpine, who stepped down to focus on his growing litigation practice.

“Lisa’s strong leadership skills, combined with her extensive litigation experience, make her a significant asset to the Jackson Lewis team, as well as to our clients and the business community,” said Firm Co-Chairs William J. Anthony and Kevin G. Lauri. “Lisa is dedicated to the people and the culture of our firm, and we look forward to watching her lead the San Francisco office in its next stage of growth.”

“Since joining the firm in 2014, I have been continually impressed by Jackson Lewis’ commitment to its clients, as well as to the inclusive nature of the firm itself,” said Ms. Sween. “It is gratifying to see how the San Francisco roster has grown to include so many talented and diverse attorneys. My goal is to continue expanding our depth and breadth by increasing our teams in the Labor and Preventive Practices, Employee Benefits, Class Actions and Complex Litigation, and Wage and Hour practice groups, among others. I am excited to build on Jackson Lewis’ strong reputation in the region to take us to even greater heights.”

Ms. Sween represents employers in all aspects of employment law and litigation, including state and federal employment harassment and discrimination litigation, wrongful discharge litigation, FMLA, CFRA, ADA, and wage and hour litigation.

In addition to her litigation expertise, Ms. Sween regularly counsels employers on preventative employment policies and practices involving all areas of federal, state and local employment law, including recruiting and hiring, employee handbooks, leaves of absence, discipline and termination, workforce reductions, discrimination and harassment, reasonable accommodation and wage and hour. Ms. Sween has also conducted more than 200 hours of harassment prevention training in various jurisdictions throughout the U.S.

Ms. Sween’s counseling practice includes strategic human resources advice in preparation for mergers and acquisitions, preparing executive and other employment agreements, offer letters, proprietary information agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

Before joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Sween was a partner in the employment and labor group at one of California’s largest law firms, where she served as the national vice-chair and chair of the San Francisco employment department.

Jackson Lewis’ San Francisco office can be reached at (415) 394-9400.  

About Jackson Lewis
Jackson Lewis P.C. is a law firm with more than 900 attorneys in major cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries. Having built its reputation on providing premier workplace law representation to management, the firm has grown to include leading practices in the areas of government relations, healthcare and sports law. Named the "Innovative Law Firm of the Year" by the International Legal Technology Association, the firm’s commitment to client service and depth of expertise draws clients to Jackson Lewis for excellent value-driven legal advice. 

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William J. Anthony

William J. Anthony
Firm Co-Chair

Kevin G. Lauri

Kevin G. Lauri
Firm Co-Chair
New York Metro
New York City

Lisa Barnett Sween

Lisa Barnett Sween
Office Managing Principal
San Francisco

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