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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President Barack Obama Issues Executive Order Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
Ashley R. Hileman,Lisa M. Schonbeck, September 14, 2015
On September 7, 2015, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order establishing paid sick leave for federal contractors (the “Order”). The Order will only apply to certain new contracts solicited and entered into after January 1, 2017; however, it reflects a growing trend with...

Additional Information on Pittsburgh’s Paid Sick Days Act
Ashley R. Hileman,Lisa M. Schonbeck, August 24, 2015
On August 3, 2015, Pittsburgh City Council voted 7 to 1 in favor of the “Paid Sick Days Act,” legislation which will provide paid sick time to employees working in the City of Pittsburgh. We previously issued an alert regarding its passage. While the effective date has not yet been set,...

Most Independent Contractors are Misclassified, Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division Says
Lisa M. Schonbeck, July 30, 2015
On July 15, 2015, the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1 asserting its position that the majority of workers classified as independent contractors are, in reality, employees covered under the...

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Lisa M. Schonbeck

525 William Penn Place, 30th Floor
PittsburghPA 15219


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