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Are you an employer looking for an employment lawyer to advise or represent you?


Lisa Brauner is an employment law partner representing management at the law firm of FisherBroyles, LLP, The Next Generation Law Firm®. 

Lisa represents and counsels employers in labor and employment law matters and also provides human resources consulting to them. She represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters and provides preventative legal services so employers can minimize their risk of being sued.  Lisa also assists employers if they are audited by the Department of Labor and serves as an independent monitor of compliance with federal laws.

Lisa counsels and advises employers in many aspects of the employment relationship, including avoidance of litigation, reductions-in-force, terminations, wage and hour issues, disability and religious accommodation issues, social media, internal investigations, corporate ethics and compliance with federal, state and local laws.

Lisa conducts trainings on preventing unlawful discrimination and harassment and on compliance with all other employment laws.

Lisa also conducts employment law compliance audits for employers, including on issues of worker misclassification (independent contractor vs. employee; exempt vs. nonexempt from overtime pay laws), and counsels on pay/time records.

Lisa prepares and updates personnel policies and employee handbooks, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements and other employment agreements; and

Lisa conducts investigations of internal complaints of discrimination and harassment and other workplace-related matters, and responds to workplace-related charges filed with governmental agencies like the EEOC, NLRB, NYS Division of Human Rights, and New York City Commission on Human Rights.


Lisa has been selected as a SuperLawyer in Labor and Employment--NY Metro for 2014 and 2015 and a Top Female Attorney in Labor and Employment--NY Metro in 2015.


Lisa earned the distinction of being recognized as one of "40 Up-and-Comers in Employment Law in 2014" by Lawdragon.


Lisa was also named a 2014 NYSmartCEO magazine finalist for industry practice (employment law).


Languages spoken: English, French

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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 98%
    21 years
  2. Mediation: 2%



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Terri M. Solomon

    Lisa is a tireless advocate who achieved great results for clients.


    Terri Solomon Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Michael Charles Rakower

    Lisa is a knowledgeable and thoughtful lawyer who uses a pragmatic approach to solve problems.


    Michael Rakower Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

FisherBroyles, LLP

445 Park Avenue
9th floor
New York, NY, 10022


NYCurrently registered 199503/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Am Jur, Trial Advocacy, Professional EthicsBrooklyn Law SchoolN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFisherBroyles LLP2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
New York City Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Polanco, et al. v. 34th Street PartnershipGranting employer's motion for summary judgment, dismissing complaint
Gildea v. BLDG Management, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93662 (S.D.N.Y.)Granting employer's motion to dismiss the complaint
Middleton v. MCNY, 545 F.Supp.2d 369 (2008)Granting employer's motion for summary judgment, dismissing complaint
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Publication nameTitleDate
French-American Chamber of Commerce6 Essential Questions & Answers About NYC's New Earned Sick Time Act2014
FizzLawHow Will NYC's Earned Sick Time Act Impact Your Business2014
ValiantEmployment Law Issues Affecting Restaurants2013
FisherBroyles Employment Law UpdateEmployers' "To Do" List for 20132013
ValiantWhat Employers Must Have on Their “To Do” List for the New Year2012
Valiant"Spring Cleaning" Tips for Employers2012
HFTP The Hospitality JournalDon't Make New Year's Resolutions...Set Small, Measurable Goals Instead2011
Littler Publications (ASAP)Revised New York State Notice of Pay Rate Requirements Force Employers to Consider Whether and Why New Hires May Be Overtime-Exempt2010
Littler Publications"Here’s A Tip:” “New York is Overhauling the Restaurant and Hotel Industry Wage Orders"2010
Littler Publications"Caveat Employer: Let the Employer Beware of Employee Endorsements on Social Media Websites"2010
Littler Publications (ASAP)Who's Got Your Number? NY Employers Must Now Secure Employees' SSNs and Take Steps to Prevent Identity Theft2009
LittlerThe Emerging New Workforce: Employment and Labor Law Solutions for Contract Workers, Temporaries, and Flex Workers (contributing author)2009
Society of Human Resource ManagementN.Y. Amends Human Rights Law to Protect Domestic Violence Victims”2009
Littler PublicationsNursing Mothers Now Protected Under NY's Labor Law2007
Littler Publications (ASAP)Supreme Court Gives A Helping Hand to Home Health Care Agencies in Upholding the FLSA's Companionship Exemption to Third-Party Employers2007
The Metropolitan Corporate CounselHow Far Must Employers Go to Accommodate Their Employees' Religious Beliefs, Practices and Observances?2005
New York State Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law JournalHappy Anniversary! After Ten Years, Employers Continue to Struggle with FMLA Regulations2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SCORE NYC Employment Law SeminarManaging Employees Under Current Laws2015
NYS Society of CPAs and FAERecent Employment Law Developments Affecting Business and Industry2015
International Franchise ExpoManaging Employees Under Current Law2015
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals--NYC, Annual Education Day May 13th, 2014Recent Employment Law Developments Affecting the Hospitality Industry2015
New York State Society of Certified Public AccountantsEmployment Law Developments Affecting Business and Industry2014
BDB Payroll educational seriesNew York City's Earned Sick Time Act2014
New York State Society of CPAsEmployment Law Developments Affecting the hospitality industry2013
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals--NYC Chapter, Annual Education DayEmployment Law Developments Affecting the Hospitality Industry2013
HFTP--NYC Chapter Annual Education DayPreventing Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation in the Hospitality Workplace2012
Educational seminarTrends at the EEOC and What It Means for Employers2012
Club Managers of New York City Education DayTrends at the EEOC and What It Means for Hospitality Employers2012
Annual Education DayPreventing Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation in the Hospitality Industry2012
WebinarFMLA Leave Abuse: How You Can Curb It2011
New York State Society of CPAs, Foundation for Accounting Education-- Annual Restaurant & Hospitality Breakfast ConferenceEmployment Law Developments Affecting the Hospitality Industry2011
HFTP--NYC Chapter Annual Education DayEmployment Law Updates for the Hospitality Industry2010
HFTP Annual Education DayLabor Law Updates2008
HFTP-NYC Chapter Monthly MeetingE-discovery Requirements and Employment Law Developments2007
The College of Labor and Employment Attorneys Semi-Annual DinnerRetaliation Claims after Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad v. White and Its Progeny2006
New York City Bar AssociationMediating Sexual Harassment Claims2004
CityBar Center for CLEUsing ADR to Resolve Employment Discrimination Claims (Co-Chair)2004
CityBar Center for CLEWomen in Negotiation: Practical Tips to Strengthen Your Negotiating Skills (Program Chair)2004
New York State Bar Association Annual MeetingRevised Uniform Arbitration Act2003
City Bar Center for CLEEmerging Trends and Ethical Considerations in Workplace ADR Programs (Co-Chair)2003