Lisa Darnley Cooper is a member in the Firm’s Mobile, Alabama office and is a member of the Firm’s labor and employment and litigation groups.
Lisa’s pragmatic and thorough approach to her clients’ matters allows her to skillfully answer these common questions: How can we best minimize risks to our business and employees? Can or should we do “this”? We did “this,” now what? How can we do “this” better?
She focuses primarily on employment-related and business litigation, and her experience includes defending employers in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, FMLA, and FLSA proceedings at the administrative level and in state and federal courts. Lisa routinely advises clients on risk mitigation and compliance issues related to discrimination, harassment, terminations or reductions in force, and reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She has extensive experience drafting employee handbooks and workplace policies, contracts, and non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. She is frequently called upon to conduct a variety of workplace investigations or audits. Lisa also often assists the Firm’s transactional lawyers with employment related issues in mergers and acquisitions. Her work portfolio spans numerous industries and workplace settings including transportation and trucking, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, retail, utilities, automotive, education, tourism, and municipalities as well as state agencies.
Complementing her employment practice, Lisa assists businesses and municipalities with ADA accessibility and/or Fair Housing Act (FHA) compliance. She has handled numerous matters defending against private litigants and complaints or investigations originating with the DOJ or HUD.
Prior to joining the Firm, Lisa served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles R. Butler, then Chief District Court Judge for the Southern District of Alabama.