Lisa is uniquely positioned to work with legal employers and other organizations to break the stigma around substance use and mental health disorders, as well as to promote employee wellbeing. She has lived experience with these disorders, now having been in continuous recovery for more than 15 years. She also spent her nearly 30-year professional career in American Lawyer 200 law firms, first as a corporate associate, then in business development, and finally, until August 2019, as a New York firm’s Deputy Executive Director with a seat on the firm’s Management Committee.
This background has given Lisa insight into the relevant issues from all sides of the equation. She understands how firms might structure and implement initiatives that are both meaningful and practical for all stakeholders.
Among the areas in which Lisa can help organizations are:
- Employee wellbeing programs and implementation
- Initiatives to reduce stigma in the workplace
- Coaching for individual attorneys and staff members
Lisa is a thought leader on these issues in the profession. She serves on the Advisory Board of Law.com’s “Minds Over Matters” mental health reporting project. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Depression Project, which works to break the stigma around all mental health disorders and to provide peer-to-peer support.