Lisa is currently serving her tenth year as the Managing Partner of the Firm. She also serves as the leader of its Patent Practice Group and Chair of its Specialty Department. Nonetheless, she is actively engaged on a day-to-day basis in what she loves: working with clients to integrate patent strategy with their business goals.

A Registered Patent Attorney, Lisa has extensive experience advising clients with regard to the development and management of their patent portfolios in the US and abroad. In addition, Lisa’s practice includes the analysis of patent issues in diligence investigations and various types of opinion matters, as well as gatekeeper services in strategic partnerships.

Lisa is also the former chair of the Firm’s Life Sciences Industry Group, and she serves as counsel to many sectors of the life sciences community, including emerging and established companies, investors, and research and educational institutions. A microbiologist by training, Lisa’s patent experience encompasses diverse areas of life science technologies, from biologics to medical devices — including molecular and cellular biology, immunology, molecular diagnostics, food science, and nutraceuticals.

Prior to her law career, Lisa worked as a veterinary technician and conducted drug dosage efficacy studies in the clinical microbiology and pathology departments at Michigan State University; she also worked at the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.

Outside the Office

Lisa is an avid Patriots fan and an enthusiastic (but, she says, still terrible) golfer.

Lisa’s dogs, Rubi and Georgia, both rescues from warmer weather (Jamaica and Georgia, respectively), get geared up for winter!

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, Female Managing Partners: Women Driving Firm Success, Women’s Bar Association

Presenter, Virtual Connections 2021, Northeastern University School of Law

Moderator, So You Want a Seat at the Table – Experience from Women on Securing Board Positions, Morse Panel Presentation, 2021

Moderator, Unlocking the Mysteries of the “New Girl” Network, NUSL 2017 Women in the Law Conference

Moderator, Entrepreneur’s University: Acquiring IP

Mentor, Northeastern University School of Law’s Annual Women in the Law Conference

Moderator, Building Your Product & Patent Strategy from the Ground Floor – Life Sciences Series – Panel 1

Presenter, Morse Patent Law Discussion Series

Presenter, Cutting Edge Life Sciences Law & Practice for Transactional and IP Attorneys, MCLE

Presenter, Clearing, Registering & Enforcing Trademarks: An overview and mock illustration of navigating the process for non-trademark lawyers, MCLE