Lisa Femia focuses her practice on commercial and white collar litigation. She works with a diverse array of clients, from sovereign nations to Fortune 500 companies to individuals in need of legal aid.

Lisa has a passion for public service. She previously served on the firm's pro bono rotation and continues to handle numerous pro bono matters, from appellate and trial advocacy to policy work. As part of her pro bono practice, she has argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She also helps manage the firm's nationwide voting rights initiative. She has a special interest in civil liberties, election integrity, and criminal justice reform.

In law school, Lisa served on the executive board of the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. Her note on ranked choice voting and Madisonian political theory is awaiting publication. Lisa also gained valuable experience working for the Liberty and National Security team at the Brennan Center for Justice, both during law school and for several months following graduation. In 2018, NYU named Lisa an International Law and Human Rights Fellow. She spent the following summer advocating for press freedom and media rights in Kampala, Uganda.

Before law school, Lisa worked as the government relations manager of a national nonprofit foundation.

Education and admissions


J.D., New York University School of Law, 2020

A.B., Princeton University, 2014

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit