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Liesel J. Schopler’s practice is concentrated in broad-based commercial and complex civil litigation.  Her experience includes litigating business and corporate/contractual disputes, including False Claims Act cases, business defamation and executive employment claims.  Her practice also includes representing clients in consumer class actions and civil rights litigation.

Liesel previously worked in the Washington, D.C. office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, a global law firm.  There she represented clients in the energy industry on a variety of regulatory and litigation matters before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the federal courts.

Prior to attending law school, Liesel served as a general aviation officer in the U.S. Navy.

Liesel is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Anne Arundel Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and American Bar Association.

Notable Representations

  • Member of legal team representing a class of millions of owners of allegedly defective Whirlpool-made dishwashers in Chambers, et al. v. Whirlpool, et al., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140839 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 11, 2016)
  • Member of the legal team representing 14 plaintiffs, survivors of the Holocaust who were stripped of their possessions and deported from Hungary by the Hungarian National Railway, in a putative class action against Hungary and its national railway in Simon, et al. v. Republic of Hungary, et al., 812 F.3d 127 (D.C. Cir. 2016)

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, “Employees with Traumatic Brain Injuries: The Challenge of Returning to Work,” Trial Reporter 22 (2016)
  • “The Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act and Its Inappropriate Nonviolent Offender Limitation,” 24 Catholic University Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy 69 (2007)
  • “The Supreme Court’s Attempt Since Gregg v. Georgia, or Lack Thereof, to Implement the Principles of Furman v. Georgia,” U.S.N.A. Press (1999)