Gammage & Burnham PLC, Phoenix
LISA T. HAUSER is a partner in the law firm of Gammage & Burnham, PLC. She was an Assistant Arizona Attorney General from 1981-1993, headed the Arizona Department of Gaming from 1993-1994, served as the Governorís Director of Legislation from 1994-1995, and was the first attorney to serve as Counsel to the Governor, a position she held from 1995-1997. While serving as an Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Hauser represented the Arizona Secretary of State and was responsible for the stateís compliance with the Federal Voting Rights Act, including obtaining preclearance of all of Arizonaís election law changes. In 1992, she was named by the three-judge panel of the United States District Court, District of Arizona, as special counsel on Arizona election laws and procedures for the purpose of implementing the courtís congressional redistricting plan. In 1993, she was recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense, Federal Voting Assistance Program for drafting and securing passage of legislation to improve absentee voting for Arizonaís military personnel and overseas citizens. Her current practice emphasizes all aspects of candidate and ballot measure (initiative, referendum and recall) campaigns, including campaign finance law, and compliance with the Voting Rights Act. In 2001, she was selected as co-counsel to the first Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. In addition to her election law practice, Ms. Hauser routinely handles matters involving land use law, constitutional law, civil litigation and appeals.