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Lisa M. Coulter

Lisa M. Coulter

General Counsel| Phoenix


Lisa Coulter serves as the General Counsel of Snell & Wilmer. As the chief legal officer, Lisa provides counsel and advice to the firm and its members on matters involving loss prevention, risk management and firm claims, policy, strategy and transactional decisions; firm contracts; data security compliance; conflicts and personnel issues; ethics and compliance training; and other legal or sensitive matters. 

Prior to serving as the firm’s General Counsel, Lisa represented and advised employers on a wide range of areas, including discrimination, retaliation, misappropriation of trade secrets, non-competition/non-solicitation matters, employment contracts, and related common law and statutory claims. Additionally, her litigation practice focused on the defense of commercial and legal malpractice claims. 

  • University of Arizona College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1985)
  • University of Arizona (B.S.B.A., Finance, 1982)
  • Society for Human Resource Managers
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Section, State Bar of Arizona
  • On Air Commentator for Employment and Workplace Issues (KPNX TV)
  • "Legal Implications of Social Media"
  • "Arizona Medical Marijuana Act"
  • "Focus on the Workplace: Employment Issues in Declining Economy"
  • "Organized Labor's New Tactics, SHRM"
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Employment and Labor (2014-2017); Employment Litigation: Defense (2013)
  • Law Related Education Award for Exceptional Contributions to Law Related Education, Arizona Bar Foundation (2000)
  • Childsplay, Board of Trustees
  • Arizona Supreme Court, Law Clerk to Hon. Jack D. H. Hays
  • Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arkansas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court