Lisa is passionate about serving as a trusted, strategic legal adviser to her clients. She provides practical business and legal solutions that lead to developing and implementing solid policy and compliance in an ever-changing regulatory environment.
Prior to joining Richards, Rodriguez & Skeith, Lisa served as chief regulatory, employment and compliance counsel at a major healthcare system and teaching hospital, in healthcare management systems, in the nation’s largest group purchasing organization, and as counsel to organizations providing child protective and foster services across the country. She also served for a decade as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Texas and as Deputy District Attorney in Birmingham, Alabama.
Drawing on her significant experience in these diverse fields, Lisa defends healthcare systems against allegations of fraud and abuse, qui tam actions, HIPAA and patient privacy issues, and violations of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute. She negotiates corporate integrity agreements (CIAs), and develops, implements, and enforces corporate compliance programs. Lisa leads investigations of Title IX for colleges and universities and handles claims of workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, and misconduct before federal and state agencies. Lisa also assists a number of nonprofit organizations that are involved with placing and supervising children in foster care systems through child and family protection agencies.
Lisa has an active practice in defending clergy in matters brought under Title IV of the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church, which involves leading negotiations, advising, navigating and resolving charges related to canonical offenses.
As an adjunct professor of Business Law at Kansas Wesleyan University, Lisa is dedicated to educating future generations and gives back to her community and to important causes. In addition to her legal work, Lisa acts as pro bono general counsel to the Texas Rural Health Association and serves on the board of directors of Ashby House, an organization dedicated to empowering homeless families and individuals toward self-sufficiency, self-advocacy, and holistic recovery through residential programs, education, and addiction treatment.
Professional Licenses, Memberships, Honors and Awards
- State Bar of Texas, 1994
- Alabama State Bar, 1985
- Vice President, Salina Art Center Board of Trustees
- Board of Directors, Ashby House
- Campaign Treasurer, Kansas Senator Randall Hardy, District 24
- Bishop Search Committee, Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas
- Doctor of Jurisprudence, Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, 1985
- Bachelor of Science, Florida State University, 1981