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practice accolades

Labor & Employment

The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012

Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2014

Named a top 5 firm for employment in BTI's Litigation Outlook 2014 report

Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2014)

Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012) 

Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey

honors + affiliations

Noted in The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment – Immigration (2014)

Member, Armenian Bar Association

Member, Massachusetts Bar Association

Member, Boston Women's Bar Association

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Bar Association

Member, Board of Editors, Boston Bar Association

bar admissions

  • Massachusetts
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Lisa Stephanian Burton

225 Franklin Street, 16th Floor
Boston, MA 02110-4104
United States
Phone: +1.617.341.7725
Fax: +1.617.341.7701

Lisa Stephanian Burton is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Ms. Burton counsels clients on a variety of labor and employment issues, including compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws and regulations; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) matters; employment practices and policies; structuring the workforce; labor and employment implications of mergers and acquisitions; and hiring, firing, and reductions in force (RIF). She represents clients before state and federal agencies as well as before state and federal courts.

Ms. Burton also assists clients with immigration matters such as securing employment-based visas and permanent residence for employees of both large and small companies, including, but not limited to, information technology and other professionals, executive and managerial employees, investors, medical professionals, and scientists and researchers in academia and in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. She represents clients facing government investigations related to immigration compliance and alleged abuses in immigration-related employment practices.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ms. Burton was an equity partner in the labor and employment practice of an international law firm.

Ms. Burton earned her J.D., with distinction, from Emory University School of Law in 1992, where she was named to the Order of the Coif. She earned her B.A., cum laude, from Smith College in 1989.

Ms. Burton is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.


  • Emory University School of Law, 1992, J.D.
  • Smith College, 1989, B.A., Cum Laude