Lisa Combs
Jern
Of Counsel

404.853.8474

Lisa Combs Jern represents employers—from Fortune 100 companies to venture capital start-ups—in a variety of industries including energy, telecommunications, securities, technology, multimedia, retail, textile, banking and transportation. A member of Sutherland’s Litigation Practice Group, Lisa’s national practice includes employment discrimination and other class-action litigation, non-competition and trade secret controversies, executive compensation and employee benefit issues, U.S. Department of Labor wage and hour claims, including collective action overtime and related issues, and labor disputes and union-related matters.

Lisa represents clients in the United States and abroad and tries cases in federal and state courts from California to Virginia. She negotiates complex, multiparty settlements and handles high-profile public relations media issues. Before joining the firm, Lisa served as a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas A. Clark of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of labor and employment (2009-2012)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® (2005-2012)

Selected among “Top 50 Female Georgia Attorneys” in Georgia Super Lawyers® (2009-2010)

Professional Activities

Chair, Committee Sponsoring Judges’ Forum on the Bill of Rights, Federal Bar Association
Past President, Younger Lawyers Division, Atlanta Chapter, Federal Bar Association
Member, Human Resources Committee, Piedmont Park Conservancy
Co-chair, Employment Subcommittee, Pro Bono Partnership
Two-Term Member, Alumni Board, Duke University School of Law
Member, American Inns of Court (Lumpkin Inn)
Past Member, Board of Directors, Georgia Court-Appointed Special Advocates

Education
  • J.D., with high honors, Duke University School of Law, Notes Editor, Duke Law Journal, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Florida State University, Phi Beta Kappa, Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar
     
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
Clerkships

Honorable Thomas A. Clark, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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