Lisa M. Coulter

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  • Counsel at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Lisa Coulter serves as the General Counsel of Snell & Wilmer. As the chief legal officer, Lisa provides counsel and advice to the firm and its members on matters involving loss prevention, risk management and firm claims, policy, strategy and transactional decisions; firm contracts; data security compliance; conflicts and personnel issues; ethics and compliance training; and other legal or sensitive matters.

Prior to serving as the firm’s General Counsel, Lisa represented and advised employers on a wide range of areas, including discrimination, retaliation, misappropriation of trade secrets, non-competition/non-solicitation matters, employment contracts, and related common law and statutory claims. Additionally, her litigation practice focused on the defense of commercial and legal malpractice claims.

Representative Presentations and Publications

•On Air Commentator for Employment and Workplace Issues (KPNX TV)
• Legal Implications of Social Media
• Arizona Medical Marijuana Act
• Focus on the Workplace: Employment Issues in Declining Economy
• Organized Labor's New Tactics, SHRM

Professional Recognition and Awards

•Southwest Super Lawyers , Employment and Labor (2014-2018); Employment Litigation: Defense (2013)
•Top 50 in Arizona (2018)
•Law Related Education Award for Exceptional Contributions to Law Related Education, Arizona Bar Foundation (2000)

Community Involvement

•Childsplay, Board of Trustees

Other Professional Experience

•Arizona Supreme Court, Law Clerk to Hon. Jack D. H. Hays

Related News & Events

Apr 24
Southwest Super Lawyers Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys in its 2018 Rankings

Apr 12
Southwest Super Lawyers 2017 Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Dec 20
Snell & Wilmer Appoints Lisa M. Coulter as General Counsel

Apr 11
Southwest Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Apr 10
Southwest Super Lawyers 2015 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 12
Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

Jun 17
Eight Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Appointed Judge Pro Tempore for Superior Court in Maricopa County

Related Publications

Nov 23
Legal Alert - Nationwide Injunction Halts Enforcement of DOL Regulation on Overtime Pay

Feb 12
Workplace Word - Since When Am I the Boss? Ever Expanding Attacks on Non-Traditional Employers

Apr 30
Workplace Word - Mitigating Theft of Trade Secrets

Oct 04
Workplace Word - October 2011 We Agreed They Are Independent Contractors, Isn't That Enough? We Agreed They Are Independent Contractors, Isn't That Enough?

May 05
Legal Alert: Medical Marijuana Update (May 5, 2011) New Law Blunts Impact of Arizona's Medical Marijuana Act on Employers New Law Blunts Impact of Arizona's Medical Marijuana Act on Employers

Jun 23
Legal Alert: Federal Contractors Required to Post Union Notices

Sep 28
Workplace Word: September 2009 - Don't Get Caught Without Your Workplace Posters!

Feb 13
Workplace Word: February 2009 - What's Love Got To Do With It? Dealing With Workplace Romances Dealing With Workplace Romances

Nov 01
Workplace Word: November 2008 - The Updated and Expanded ADA: What You Need To Know

Aug 04
Legal Alert: Employers' Response to Employee Political Advocacy Activities

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Employment
  • Labor and Employment

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6348  Phone
University Attended:
University of Arizona, B.S.B.A., Finance, 1982
Law School Attended:
University of Arizona College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1985
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court, District of Arkansas; United States District Court, District of Arizona; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; United States Supreme Court; Supreme Court of Arizona

Professional Memberships & Activities

•Society for Human Resource Managers
•American Bar Association
•Federal Bar Association
•Labor and Employment Section, State Bar of Arizona

Birth Information:
Phoenix, Arizona, August 1, 1960

Peer Reviews

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