Lisa M. Yenella-Granese

Lisa M. Yennella-Granese

Senior Attorney

Lisa represents employers and management in litigation and counsels clients on a broad range of employment matters.

In litigation, Lisa has experience representing clients' interests in federal and state courts and arbitrations, as well as before federal and state administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, on issues concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract and tort claims.

Lisa also advises employers on a variety of employment-related issues, developments and best practices, including those related to anti-discrimination laws, independent contractors, employee investigations, employee performance, discipline and termination issues, temporary disability plans, employment agreements, separation agreements and issues related to leave laws and other workplace policies.

Areas of FocusEmployment
Bar admissionsNew Jersey
CourtsUnited States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law
  • B.A., Seton Hall University


Media Mentions

  • "Benjamin Moore Smears Suit That Paints Co. As Racist," Law360, July 22, 2014

Clerk Experience

  • Law Clerk, Honorable Nicholas H. Politan, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey

Prior Experience

Before joining DLA Piper, Lisa served as general counsel for a privately held national Healthcare organization. From 2000 to 2010, she worked for two other large New Jersey-based law firms. Lisa also has served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall School of Law.



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