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Lisa L. Pittman

Special Counsel

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Lisa L. Pittman is a commercial litigation attorney in Austin, Texas who has focused her practice on all aspects of cannabis business law for the past two years while serving as Special Counsel to Feldmann Nagel, LLC and Feldmann Nagel Public Affairs, LLC. Ms. Pittman draws upon 16 years’ of courtroom experience solving complex business disputes to advise clients on the risks, liabilities, and lawsuit exposure inherent the creation of new businesses and investment arrangements. Ms. Pittman analyzes the ramifications of federal law and deciphers the requirements of individual state laws for all types of businesses operating in the cannabis industry. Ms. Pittman also assists governmental entities in the development of local rules, regulations, and licensing requirements in various states, and counsels license applicants and holders on compliance. Ms. Pittman also participates in legislative affairs and works with both business oriented and activist groups on policy and messaging to legislators and the public.

Ms. Pittman has handled disputes in labor & employment, breach of contract, commercial banking, fraud, fiduciary duty, construction defect and injury, deceptive trade practices, premises liability, professional liability, and product liability, and she possesses expertise in commercial insurance coverage and experience with environmental regulatory matters, including administrative law. These issues all exist in the cannabis industry, but with added layers of state and local regulation, and the ever-present federal law concerns permeating all business operations in this space. Ms. Pittman helps clients navigate these otherwise ordinary business issues set in this constantly evolving territory. She began practicing in the realm of cannabis law after reading the Texas Senate Bill testimony of mothers with children with epilepsy in 2014.

Ms. Pittman is a leader in the American Bar Association, a nationwide membership network of elite attorneys. She will present its first cannabis CLE (Continuing Legal Education) program at its annual meeting in New York City in August 2017. She is Vice-Chair of the Business Litigation and Corporate Counsel Committees of the Tort, Trial and Insurance Law Section, and writes annual articles tracking the evolution of contract law across the country for the Law Journal, and serves on its Editorial Board. She graduated from the American Bar Association’s Leadership Academy in 2015, and the Austin Bar Association's Leadership Academy in 2016. She recently graduated from Leadership Austin, Essentials Class of 2017, a select group of seasoned community and corporate leaders chosen to influence the growth of Austin, Texas.

Ms. Pittman’s passion is empowering women in health and business. In 2012, she founded a 501(c)(3) nonprofit called Executive Moms Society in Houston, Texas, to promote referrals, networking, and mentoring among female professionals, with educational and social events tailored toward the working mother. One of Executive Moms Society’s first meetings hosted Brene Brown at a speech and book signing. On May 12, 2017, the members hosted a private meeting with Facebook COO and “Lean In” author, Sheryl Sandberg. In 2016, Ms. Pittman founded The Well Women Group, a company which will bring whole health options to women in a unique format. For over two years, she has also participated in Women Grow, the cannabis industry’s largest professional networking organization to unite and cultivate female leaders.

Ms. Pittman is a proud native Texan. She earned her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 2001, and undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997.