Lisa Noller gets results.
A trial lawyer and investigator in our Chicago office, Lisa is chair of the firm’s national Litigation Department and Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice. She works closely with Foley’s Health Care, Regulatory, and Securities Practices and is a former member of the firm’s National Management Committee.
She has spent over 25 years investigating, litigating, and trying complex criminal and civil cases, responding to government investigations, conducting corporate internal investigations, and persuading the government not to pursue clients. As a member of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers since 2015, Lisa has been recognized for her trial success in over 30 civil and criminal trials in state and federal courts. She represents companies and individuals in parallel civil and criminal proceedings initiated by government agencies, and proactively counsels clients in enforcement and other litigation matters.
Lisa is particularly renowned for her excellence in health care litigation. She represents providers in helping them navigate False Claims Act and criminal matters, including Anti-kickback Statute (AKS), PPP loans and Managed Care/Medicare Advantage issues. Lisa has served as a private mediator in an AKS dispute, and she was appointed special master for discovery in a complex tax shelter and fraud case.
“[Lisa] is very knowledgeable in the health care regulatory area,” according to Chambers and Partners USA. “Clients love her - she's very personable, she's bright and she knows this space incredibly well.”
“[Lisa] really knows about government investigations. She is very knowledgeable and to-the-point with her advice,” according to Thomson Reuters.
“[Lisa] is one of the best lawyers in Chicago. She has impeccable judgment and is a tremendous trial lawyer.”
Lisa is widely known for her handling of False Claims Act litigation, public corruption charges, and other high-stakes fraud matters. Sources label her "an exceptional attorney in the area of healthcare." Clients note:
“[Lisa] keeps us well informed, is pragmatic in her approach and keeps things moving along.” – Chambers and Partners USA
Lisa utilizes her extensive experience as a former civil and criminal prosecutor to defend health care and life science clients against false claims allegations. Clients note:
“She's a preeminent person in Chicago's FCA space.”
Lisa is frequently sought nationally and locally to be an author, speaker, panelist, and conference organizer on topics related to False Claims Act defense, government investigations, and white collar criminal defense, among other topics. She is a lecturer in law at the University of Chicago Law School, where she founded and teaches the Prosecution and Defense Clinic and is a member of the Law School Council. She also is an adjunct professor at Northwestern Law School, where she teaches trial advocacy.
Prior to joining Foley, Lisa was an assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago, where she worked in both the civil and criminal divisions of the office. She was a member of the U.S. attorney's team dedicated to the prosecution of health care fraud in Northern Illinois, and she has worked on numerous complex fraud cases as well as parallel investigations with other agencies, including HHS-OIG, NIH, and the SEC. Lisa served as a deputy chief in the U.S. Attorney's Office, most recently in the Financial Crimes and Special Prosecutions Section, where she prosecuted complex federal criminal cases from investigation through appeal involving the AKS, Stark Law, public corruption, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, tax fraud, research grant fraud, racketeering, embezzlement, money laundering, obstruction of justice, and terrorism financing.
She earned a Director’s Award for Superior Performance for successfully trying a 100-count RICO case, and she also received the Mitch Mars Prosecutorial Excellence Award from the Chicago Crime Commission. Before joining the Criminal Division, she also worked for three years in the Civil Division, where she represented the United States in affirmative civil enforcement and health care fraud actions, including False Claims Act matters. In addition to her trial experience, Lisa also has successfully argued numerous appeals before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2014, Lisa earned a white belt certificate in Legal Lean Sigma® and project management from the Legal Lean Sigma Institute.
Awards and Recognitions
Selected Presentations and Publications
*The Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.