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Lisa is a partner in the Financial Industry Group at Reed Smith’s Washington, D.C. office. She focuses her practice on advising domestic and international financial institutions in navigating complex and novel regulatory, transactional, and enforcement challenges. Lisa provides strategic advice on commercial retail bank regulation and financial technology, and she counsels financial institutions and non-bank companies on new business products and services and compliance issues.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, 1986, J.D.
  • George Mason University, 1983, B.A.

  • District of Columbia

  • Board member of Onward Financial, Inc.


  • Best Lawyers in America® for Banking and Finance, 2021-2022
  • Acritas Star Lawyer independently rated, 2021
  • BTI Client Service All-Stars Award, 2020-2021
  • Notable Practitioner in Chambers FinTech Guide, 2019 and 2020
  • Exclusive recipient of International Law Office Client Choice Award for Banking in Washington, DC based upon outstanding reviews of legal advice and client care by senior bank corporate counsel
  • Profiled in The Secured Lender Leaders in FinTech and Commercial Finance
  • Serve on the invitation-only Executive Council for Banking Law of the Federal Bar Association