Lisa Femia helps clients develop innovative solutions to complex litigation problems. She works with a wide variety of clients, from major companies to individuals in need of legal aid.

Lisa has a passion for public service. She currently serves on the firm's pro bono rotation, where her practice ranges from appellate and trial advocacy to policy work. She has supported a diverse set of client needs, including criminal appeals, voting rights advocacy, and aid for victims of domestic violence. 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. The journal plans to publish her note on ranked choice voting and Madisonian political theory in 2021. 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. She additionally sharpened her writing and organizational skills as the Advocacy Chair of NYU Law Women and as a member of the law school's Regulatory Policy Clinic. 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. In this role, she developed creative ways to revamp the foundation's government relations department.

Education and admissions


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

A.B., Princeton University, 2014

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York