Lisa was the former Executive Director of the Case Development Initiative and Lecturer on Law (Fall 2015) at Harvard Law School. Lisa is an experienced case writer, having written cases on law firms and other professional service firms for over ten years. In writing cases, she draws on her previous experience as a leader, consultant, and researcher in a variety of professional services organizations. Her current research interests include law firm culture, innovation in the legal industry, and strategy and governance issues facing law firms in the post-economic crisis era. In addition to her work with CDI, she also teaches a seminar for law students interested in writing case studies for law school classrooms.
Prior to joining HLS, Lisa was the Director of Executive Education and Research Director at the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center. Previously she served as the Director of Research at the Hildebrandt Institute, a division of Thomson Reuters. Lisa also worked for a number of years in market research and led a mid-sized firm that specialized in customer satisfaction research. She holds a BA in Psychology from Wellesley College, an AM in Sociology from Harvard University, and a PhD from the joint program in Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School where her dissertation focused on the effects of law firm mergers on attorney career paths.