2023 CSMFO Annual Conference

Lisa Charbonneau

Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
Lisa Charbonneau

Lisa Charbonneau

Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Biography

Lisa Charbonneau, a Partner with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, represents cities, counties, and special districts throughout the state as a negotiator, litigator, and trusted advisor in all matters pertaining to labor and employment law. She has extensive experience in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and wage and hour compliance, the Public Safety Officers’ and Firefighters’ Procedural Bill of Rights Acts, disciplinary matters, and labor relations. She also works with the firm’s school clients on wage and hour matters. Lisa has secured successful results, including dismissal or summary judgment, for clients in litigation matters ranging from FLSA collective actions to disability discrimination to First Amendment retaliation to independent contractor misclassification. She has also successfully represented clients before the California Labor Commissioner, the U.S. Department of Labor, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Her practice also includes training on such subjects as FLSA compliance, discrimination and harassment, ethics, risk management, and supervisory skills. She has served as chief negotiator for small and large public agencies in labor negotiations with law enforcement associations, the Teamsters, SEIU 2015 Long Term Care Workers, and various employee associations. Lisa takes a hands-on approach to bargaining and strives to be highly responsive to the unique needs of each client and its governing body.