Lisa Tenorio-Kutzkey is the US Chair and Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Antitrust & Competition Group and the US leader of DLA Piper’s Global Cartel Practice where she oversees nearly 60 partners in 40 countries.  For over 20 years, Lisa – or "LT-K" as she is known by her colleagues – has successfully represented clients in bet-the-company litigation and high profile, high risk criminal prosecutions and internal investigations. 

Lisa is a former prosecutor with the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and with the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California.  Under US Attorney Bob Mueller, she was appointed to the elite Enron Task Force to investigate potential criminal manipulation of the California energy market and related crimes.

Lisa also leads DLA Piper’s Workplace Disputes and Crisis Management team that specializes in highly sensitive matters involving employer- and board-led #metoo internal investigations and defense.  These types of cases often involve complex legal, business, and public relations challenges that require a comprehensive and cross-disciplinary team and approach.  Lisa works hand-in-hand with clients and team members to navigate a mindfield of issues and provide a tailored and comprehensive approach to any problem.  She has a wide range of experience, ranging from sensitive employee and culture reviews, sexual misconduct and harassment in the workplace, and whistle-blower and retaliation claims, among other things. 

Lisa’s experience as a seasoned litigator – coupled with her background as a former federal prosecutor – has established her as the "go-to" lawyer for companies and individuals facing government scrutiny, particularly in delicate, complex, and multi-jurisdictional investigations and defense.  Known as "smart, tactical, and experienced,” clients and peers have described Lisa as a "brilliant" attorney with "deft cunning" who "know[s] how to get to the real issue."