Lisa M. Noller is a trial lawyer and investigator with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she is chair of the Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice. She has spent over 20 years investigating, litigating and trying complex criminal and civil cases, responding to government investigations, conducting corporate internal investigations, and persuading the government not to pursue clients.
As a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Ms. Noller has been recognized for her trial success in a wide variety of over 30 civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts. She represents companies and individuals in parallel civil and criminal proceedings initiated by government agencies for alleged wrongdoing, and proactively counsels clients in enforcement and other litigation matters.
She is a member of the firm’s national management committee, as well as a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practices as well as the Health Care, Medical Devices, Life Sciences, and Food & Beverage Industry Teams.
Prior to joining Foley, Ms. Noller was an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago, where she worked in both the civil and criminal divisions of the office. She was a member of the U.S. Attorney’s team dedicated to the prosecution of health care fraud in Northern Illinois, and she has worked on numerous complex fraud cases as well as parallel investigations with the Securities and Exchange Commission. From 2007-2010, Ms.
Noller served as a deputy chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, most recently in the Financial Crimes and Special Prosecutions Section, where she prosecuted complex federal criminal cases from investigation through appeal involving the Antikickback Statute (AKS), Stark Law, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, tax fraud, research grant fraud, racketeering, embezzlement, political corruption, money laundering, obstruction of justice and terrorism financing.
Before joining the Criminal Division, Ms. Noller also worked for three years in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where she represented the United States in affirmative civil enforcement and health care fraud actions, including False Claims Act matters, and she defended the United States in civil cases. In addition to her trial experience, Ms. Noller also has successfully argued numerous appeals before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Noller earned her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1995), where she was an articles editor of the Roundtable Law Journal and a recipient of the Ann Watson Barber Outstanding Service Award. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from Boston College (B.A., cum laude, 1992).
In 2014, Ms. Noller earned a white belt certificate in legal lean sigma® and project management from the Legal Lean Sigma Institute.
Ms. Noller is admitted to practice law in Illinois. She is also a member of the trial bar and is admitted to practice before the Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Western District of Wisconsin, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Seventh Circuits and the District of Columbia Circuit.
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