Lincoln O. Bisbee represents employers in a broad array of employment litigation matters. Among other matters, Lincoln defends employers in class actions and individual-plaintiff cases involving wage and hour, discrimination, and employment tort claims in federal and state courts and arbitration proceedings. He also defends employers in whistleblower cases brought in federal courts and before the US Department of Labor. In addition to representing clients in all phases of employment litigation at both the trial court and appellate level, Lincoln frequently advises clients on litigation avoidance and crisis management.
A seasoned litigator with both first and second chair experience, Lincoln has handled cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, the False Claims Act, the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21), the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and various state employment laws.
Beyond actively litigating cases and advising clients on litigation-related strategy, Lincoln represents clients before federal and state fair employment agencies, and counsels clients on day-to-day employment law matters such as wage and hour compliance, hiring and termination, and sexual harassment. He also conducts board-level investigations of code of conduct violations, workplace discrimination and harassment claims, and whistleblower allegations.
From 2008 to 2010, Lincoln clerked for Judge Benson Everett Legg of the US District Court for the District of Maryland.
Miami University, 2004, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
University of Virginia School of Law, 2007, J.D.
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Third Ciruit
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the District of Maryland
US District Court for the District of Colorado
Clerkship to Judge Benson Legg of the US District Court for the District of Maryland (2008 - 2010)
Awards and Affiliations
Next Generation Lawyer, Labor and employment: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense, The Legal 500 US (2018, 2019)
Recommended, Labor and employment: Workplace and employment counseling, The Legal 500 US (2018)
Recognized, Up-and-Comer, Human Resources Executive (2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year, Labor and Employment, The National Law Journal (2014)