Lakeisha R. Andress represents and counsels employers in a wide range of federal, state, and local employment matters, including single-plaintiff cases, class and collective actions, internal investigations, reductions in force, administrative charges, and large-scale mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations. Her practice primarily focuses on navigating disputes arising under Title VII, the EPA, ADEA, ADA, FLSA, and FMLA.
Lakeisha also maintains an active pro bono practice, including successfully defending a non-profit organization against a federal wage and hour class action.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Lakeisha was an associate at another global law firm. While in law school, she served as a student attorney for the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project and as a judicial intern at the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
Harvard Law School, 2016, J.D.
University of Missouri, 2012, B.A., Journalism, magna cum laude
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Awards and Affiliations
Fellow, National Employment Law Council Academy (2018)
Graduate Fellow, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) at the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice