Lisa M. Schonbeck: Lawyer with Leech Tishman

Lisa M. Schonbeck

Pittsburgh,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone412.261.1600 x 233

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Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • Litigation
University The Pennsylvania State University, B.S., with highest distinction, 2003
Law SchoolDuquesne University School of Law, J.D., 2006
Admitted2006, Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
BornPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1981

Lisa Schonbeck has a great deal of experience in the areas of employment discrimination litigation and client counseling. An associate in the Employment and Litigation Practice Groups, Lisa has counseled employers in all areas of employment law, and regularly represents employers in employment discrimination cases in federal and state court as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations.

Lisa also advises employers in handling diverse employment and personnel issues, including Family & Medical Leave Act compliance, reductions in force and compliance with the Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification (WARN) Act, employee handbooks, employment agreements, severance agreements, restrictive covenants, and wage and hour issues.

Lisa is a regular lecturer on a wide variety of employment law matters and has presented at seminars sponsored by Sterling Education Services, Inc. and the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

Professional Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Allegheny County Bar Association

Pittsburgh Human Resources Association

Society for Human Resource Management


Duquesne Law Review, Volume 44 (Executive Recent Decisions Editor)

"The Employee Retirement Income Security Act Preempts State Law Causes of Action Against ERISA-Regulated Benefit Plans: Aetna Health Inc. v. Davila," Duquesne Law Review, Volume 43, Issue 2

Certifications & Designations

Certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Human Resources Certification Institute


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Updates to the White Collar Exemption Forthcoming
Ashley R. Hileman,Lisa M. Schonbeck, April 28, 2015
On March 13, 2014, President Barack Obama instructed the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) to overhaul the regulations that define which white collar workers are eligible to receive overtime pay. The DOL’s proposed rule could be issued any day now.

National Labor Relations Board Counsel Memorandum Sheds Light on Handbook Provisions It Considers to be Problematic
Ashley R. Hileman,Lisa M. Schonbeck, April 17, 2015
On March 18, 2015, the Office of the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) released a Memorandum that highlights the rights employees are afforded under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), and common employee handbook provisions...

Reminder: Federal Contractors Have an Obligation to Record Labor and Employment Law Violations
Ashley R. Hileman,Lisa M. Schonbeck, April 17, 2015
In July 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (“Executive Order No. 13673”), which imposes additional obligations, including the obligation to report violations of various employment laws to contracting agencies. The reporting provision set...

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Lisa M. Schonbeck

525 William Penn Place, 30th Floor
PittsburghPA 15219


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