Lincoln O. Bisbee represents employers in a broad array of complex employment cases throughout the United States. Among other matters, Lincoln defends employers in class actions and individual-plaintiff cases involving wage and hour, discrimination, and employment tort claims. He also has experience litigating whistleblower claims under a variety of statutes both in court and before the US Department of Labor. In addition to representing clients in all phases of litigation at the trial court and appellate levels, Lincoln frequently advises clients on highly sensitive employment matters, litigation avoidance, and crisis management.
A seasoned litigator with both first and second chair experience, Lincoln routinely handles a wide range of employment matters, including cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, the False Claims Act (FCA), the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21), the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA), the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (ERA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Railway Labor Act (RLA), and various state employment laws.
Beyond actively litigating cases and advising clients on litigation-related strategy, Lincoln represents clients before federal and state employment agencies and counsels clients on employment law matters such as wage and hour compliance, responding to whistleblowers, and employee hiring, discipline, and termination. He also conducts workplace investigations of whistleblower allegations, discrimination and harassment claims, and code of conduct violations.
Earlier in his career, Lincoln clerked for Judge Benson Everett Legg, the then Chief Judge of the US District Court for the District of Maryland.
University of Virginia School of Law, 2007, J.D.
Miami University, 2004, B.A., magna cum laude
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh 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 Eastern District of Virginia
US District Court for the Western District of Virginia
US District Court for the District of Colorado
Clerkship to Judge Benson Everett Legg of the US District Court for the District of Maryland (2008 - 2010)
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Leading US Corporate Employment Lawyer, Lawdragon 500 (2020)
Next Generation Lawyer, Labor and employment: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense, The Legal 500 US (2018–2020)
Recommended, Labor and employment: Workplace and employment counseling, The Legal 500 US (2018)
Recognized, Up-and-Comer, Human Resources Executive (2019)
Rising Star, Washington, DC Super Lawyers (2015–2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year, Labor and Employment, The National Law Journal (2014)