Lisa Marie Kaas is a member of the Firm’s Corporate Litigation Practice Group and predominantly focuses her practice on antitrust litigation and counseling. Lisa principally has been engaged in the defense of Sherman Act Section 1 and state law price-fixing conspiracy claims in individual and class actions at the trial court and appellate levels. She represents U.S. and multinational businesses in a variety of industries, including technology, pharmaceuticals, transportation, and energy, and has substantial experience in complex litigation management and alternative modes of dispute resolution. Lisa’s experience also includes overseeing client responses to and negotiating with civil regulatory investigators, and counseling companies concerning minimization of antitrust risk associated with business transactions. She has advised on or litigated a broad range of antitrust issues, including horizontal and vertical price fixing, monopolization, group boycott, tying, exclusive dealing, and price discrimination.
Outside the antitrust arena, Lisa has been engaged to resolve a variety of litigation matters and general commercial disputes. A significant part of her practice is devoted to passenger and cargo customer litigation and counseling for a major international airline.
Prior to her legal career, Lisa served as a contract project manager for the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (“NIJ”), Investigative & Forensic Sciences Division. At NIJ, she facilitated several multidisciplinary technical working groups tasked with consensus development of recommended practices for law enforcement investigations and evidence collection, focusing her work primarily in the area of eyewitness evidence. She also administered grant programs for state and local crime laboratories and participated in national policy development regarding the use of DNA technology in investigations and postconviction proceedings.
While in law school, Lisa served as senior editor of the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy. As a student attorney in the Georgetown Criminal Justice Clinic, she represented indigent defendants in misdemeanor cases before the D.C. Superior Court and in parole revocation proceedings before the U.S. Parole Commission.