Clausen Miller Welcomes Former Sidley Austin Partner Lisa Hausten To Its Appellate And Business Litigation Practice Groups

September 1, 2016 / News

Clausen Miller is proud to announce that experienced appellate practitioner and business litigator Lisa A. Hausten has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a Partner.  A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Lisa practiced law at Sidley & Austin for over twenty-six years before starting her own firm, where she continued to litigate business matters and appeals.  Lisa is an experienced litigation attorney, having tried cases in state and federal courts as well as before administrative tribunals.  She has handled all types of matters from injunctions to jury trials.

In addition to her trial practice, Lisa has extensive experience before the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts.   Her success as an appellate lawyer started early in her career when she argued and won a unanimous decision from the Illinois Supreme Court four years out of law school in the landmark case of Searle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Dept. of Revenue, 117 Ill.2d 454 (1987).   She has continued a successful appellate practice for more than two decades.

The breadth of Lisa’s experience extends beyond the courtroom. She has served as
an arbitrator in civil matters, a lecturer for the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association, and the keynote speaker at the AIG’s Americas Women’s Forum. Lisa also teaches pretrial advocacy at the University of Chicago Law School.

Lisa has resolved and litigated a wide range of commercial disputes including matters involving breach of fiduciary duty, challenges to state and federal statutes, contract, covenants not-to-compete, defamation, dissolution of business partnerships, First Amendment, fraud, fraudulent transfers, indemnification, landlord and tenant, malicious prosecution, misappropriation of trade secrets, mortgage foreclosure, real estate, tax, title insurance actions, unjust enrichment, and whistle blower actions.

Lisa has represented corporations, manufacturers, educational institutions, professional athletic organizations, large utility companies, insurance companies, title insurance companies, newspapers, television networks, not-for-profit organizations and individuals.

Melinda S. Kollross, Co-Chair of Clausen Miller’s Appellate Practice Group, is looking forward to introducing Lisa to the firm’s clients.  Melinda stated “not only does Lisa have a stellar legal resume encompassing the highest quality trial and appellate work, but she also has such a friendly personality and engaging sense of humor that one can almost forget what a powerhouse litigator she is.  And that is truly a winning combination for Clausen Miller clients in and out of the courtroom.”

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