LISA CHANEL, ESQ.NewPoint Senior Consultant and Trainer
Ms. Chanel is a Senior Consultant and Trainer with New Point Strategies. She is an accomplished and seasoned attorney with a unique combination of teaching experience, alternative dispute resolution experience, and extensive litigation experience. She serves in the capacity as a consultant and trainer for New Point Strategies LLC in the areas of EEO, mediation, harassment prevention, diversity, employee relations, conflict resolution and EEO/Affirmative Action investigations. Lisa is the lead trainer for Newpoint at the Foreign Service Institute, State Department. She also provides EEO investigations and organizational assessments for NewPoint clients.
Ms. Chanel received a Juris Doctorate degree from Seton Hall School of Law in 1998. She also earned her Masters degree from Boston University in 2009 and a Bachelors of Arts degree from Howard University in 1994. Ms. Chanel’s devotion to civil rights issues led her to attend the National Fair Housing Training Academy where she graduated with a Certificate in Investigator Training. She is also recognized as a trained Investigator by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) from which she also earned a Certificate in Investigator Training.
Ms. Chanel has been committed to the area of civil rights for seven years by serving as a Mediator, Mediation Program Assistant, Investigator, and Fact-Finding Conference Examiner to address Charges filed directly with EEOC, the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD
In addition to Ms. Chanel’s seven years in the area of civil rights, she has been a practicing attorney for approximately 13 years and has achieved admission to four State Bars and three Federal Bars: United States District Court for the District of Columbia Bar, United States District Court of Maryland Bar, United States District Court of New Jersey Bar, State of New Jersey Bar, State of Maryland Bar, State of New York Bar, and the District of Columbia Bar.
In 2005, Ms. Chanel broadened her career aspirations to include academia. She has served as an adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia where she has taught Introduction to Logic, Introduction to Social Ethics, Conflict Resolution and Mediation Techniques, and Justice Issues in Society. She has also served as a member of the adjunct faculty at Howard University where she has taught Principles of Reasoning and Philosophy of Law.