Lisa Noller is a litigation partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she is a member of the firm's Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense; Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution; and Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practices as well as the Health Care, Medical Devices, and Life Sciences Industry Teams. She is an experienced trial lawyer, having spent more than 15 years investigating and trying complex criminal and civil cases. Her practice focuses on responding to government investigations, conducting corporate internal investigations, and litigating a wide variety of civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts. Ms. Noller represents companies and individuals in parallel civil and criminal proceedings initiated by government agencies for alleged wrongdoing, and proactively counsels clients in enforcement and other litigation matters.
Prior to joining Foley, Ms. Noller was an Assistant United States 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 the Securities and Exchange Commission. From 2007-2010, Ms. Noller 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, among other crimes, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, tax fraud, racketeering, embezzlement, political corruption, money laundering, obstruction of justice and terrorism financing. Before joining the Criminal Division, Ms. Noller also worked for three years in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office, where she represented the United States in affirmative civil enforcement and health care fraud actions, including False Claims Act matters, and she defended the United States in civil cases. In these roles, she has successfully tried more than 30 cases to verdict in federal court and successfully argued numerous appeals before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Noller received the 2009 Mitch Mars Prosecutorial Excellence Award from the Chicago Crime Commission for her successful prosecution of 25 defendants in a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud and money laundering case. In 2007, she earned a Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for successfully trying a 100-count RICO case against car dealers who laundered drug proceeds through auto sales and sent proceeds to Iran.
Ms. Noller has taught Trial Advocacy at DePaul University Law School, Litigation Technology at Loyola Law School and has lectured numerous times on a variety of subjects to attorneys and law enforcement agents throughout the country. She also coordinated the U.S. Attorney's Office's intern program. Ms. Noller graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1995, where she was an Articles Editor of the Roundtable, a Law Student Association representative, co-chair of Neighbors and a recipient of the Ann Watson Barber Award. She received her BA in political science and international studies, cum laude, from Boston College in 1992. Ms. Noller was a 2008 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow. In her free time, Ms. Noller plays several sports, and runs distance and adventure races.