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Clerkship(s)

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable William C. Lee of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Education

J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, 1994

  •  magna cum laude
  • Editor in Chief, Valparaiso University Law Review

B.A., University of Virginia, 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Lisa Meyer joined Eimer Stahl as a partner at its formation in 2000, and is the co-chair of the firm’s Environmental, Products Liability and Toxic Torts practice group.  Lisa represents corporate clients in complex litigation across the country, including products liability, toxic tort, consumer fraud and business disputes.  Lisa has been recognized as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation.

Lisa also has represented clients in a variety of pro bono matters, including hate crime and international human rights cases.  She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. 

From 1995 to 2000, Lisa was an associate in the Chicago office of Sidley & Austin.  Before attending law school, Lisa worked in Washington, D.C. for Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on his U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee staff.   

Highlighted Cases

  • Representing an oil refiner in a federal multidistrict litigation in New York involving active cases from California, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and Pennsylvania, in which State and water provider plaintiffs have asserted common law and statutory claims for environmental remediation costs and natural resource damages due to alleged contamination of groundwater by a gasoline blending agent known as MTBE; taking a lead role in many defense efforts and achieving dismissals of certain claims and other favorable resolutions, including denial of class certification.
  • Defeating an attempted class action brought in federal court in Florida by a statewide class of boat owners claiming damage to their engines due to the use of ethanol-blended fuel.
  • Defending in federal court in Louisiana a case brought by an Italian company against a U.S. oil refiner for vicarious liability based on contractual debts in excess of $100 million allegedly owed by one the refiner's foreign corporate affiliates.
  • Successfully moving to dismiss a multi-million dollar breach of contract case brought against a gasoline supplier by one of its largest distributors in North Carolina state court.
  • Representing a national packaged gas company in a $100 million claim brought in North Carolina state court against a competitor and third-party distributor for entering into a joint venture that violated a right of first refusal, resulting in favorable summary judgment ruling and successful resolution of case.
  • Representing an oil refiner in a federal multidistrict litigation in New York involving active cases from California, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and Pennsylvania, in which State and water provider plaintiffs have asserted common law and statutory claims for environmental remediation costs and natural resource damages due to alleged contamination of groundwater by a gasoline blending agent known as MTBE; taking a lead role in many defense efforts and achieving dismissals of certain claims and other favorable resolutions, including denial of class certification.
  • Defeating an attempted class action brought in federal court in Florida by a statewide class of boat owners claiming damage to their engines due to the use of ethanol-blended fuel.
  • Defending in federal court in Louisiana a case brought by an Italian company against a U.S. oil refiner for vicarious liability based on contractual debts in excess of $100 million allegedly owed by one the refiner's foreign corporate affiliates.
  • Successfully moving to dismiss a multi-million dollar breach of contract case brought against a gasoline supplier by one of its largest distributors in North Carolina state court.
  • Representing a national packaged gas company in a $100 million claim brought in North Carolina state court against a competitor and third-party distributor for entering into a joint venture that violated a right of first refusal, resulting in favorable summary judgment ruling and successful resolution of case.
  • Defending a Fortune 500 consumer products company in AAA arbitration proceedings in Alabama involving claims arising out of plant closure.
  • Representing an industrial gas company in an array of business cases involving acquisition of a distributor, supply contract disputes, employee claims, and operational issues.
  • Winning dismissal with prejudice of two Maryland state court actions alleging property damage and contamination caused by leaking underground storage tanks at two branded stations.