LISA McKELLAR POURSINE
Lisa McKellar Poursine has fifteen (15) years of experience as a lawyer, the vast majority of which have been in civil litigation, including, but not limited to, motion practice, depositions, mediations, settlement negotiations, and trial preparation. She has worked for large and small law firms representing multinational corporations, small businesses, and individual clients. Her accomplishments include, but are not limited to, the following:
Settling catastrophic injury cases for a fraction of what the plaintiff’s attorneys initially demanded (e.g., where a plaintiff’s counsel filed a $1,000,000 proposal for settlement early-on in the litigation, case was settled for $205,000);
Obtaining dismissals of frivolous cases for $0 in settlement fees;
Successfully persuading a former employee of a multinational corporation that threatened to sue her former employer for sex, age, and racial discrimination not to sue and to sign severance agreement for pre-determined amount, though the former employee was represented by plaintiff’s counsel;
Representing a corporate defendant against a pseudo-celebrity plaintiff, and settling that case for a reasonable amount;
Resolving most cases within or below the ranges provided to defense clients during the initial settlement evaluation;
Representing a car dealership with locations throughout the Southeast in various cases and lobbying on its behalf for zoning changes;
Preparing corporate agreements for various businesses in Florida; and
Regularly providing advice with respect to employee handbooks, non-compete agreements, and employee and independent contractor termination and payment issues.
She spends much of the year traveling between Miami, Florida and Buenos Aires, Argentina, holding residency in both places. She is a member of the Georgetown Club of Miami and the Georgetown Club of Uruguay and Argentina, and regularly conducts interviews of applicants to Georgetown University.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, New York, New York
LL.M. in Labor and Employment Law, September 2004
Honors: NYU Presidential Service Award for 2003.
Recipient: Seymour Goldstein Memorial Prize for Distinction in Labor and Employment Law
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF LAW, Gainesville, Florida
J.D., cum laude, May 2002
Honors: Justice Campbell Thornal National Moot Court Team, “Best Oralist” in Fall 2000 Final Four Competition, which was judged by the Florida Supreme Court.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, Washington, D.C.
B.A. in Government, cum laude, May 1999
Florida, New York