PartnerCompany: McDermott Will & Emery
Role: Session Presenter
2021 Conference Session:
CURED: Lessons from LGBTQ History for Creating Social Change and Fostering Workplace Authenticity
Lisa A. Linsky focuses her legal practice on complex litigation including product liability and toxic tort, civil trials, trust and estate litigation, business investigations including sexual harassment, abuse and misconduct investigations, client counseling, and civil rights litigation.
Lisa was McDermott’s first partner-in-charge of Firm-wide Diversity and partner-in-charge of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Diversity and Inclusion. She created and chaired the Firm-wide LGBT Committee and currently serves on the firm’s Pro Bono and Community Service and Diversity and Inclusion Committees.
Lisa comes to McDermott with extensive trial experience. She was formerly with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, where she held the positions of associate chief of the Special Prosecutions Division and chief of the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Bureau of the same division. Lisa investigated and prosecuted countless sexual abuse cases involving children and adults and has been recognized for her expertise and work in the fields of domestic violence, child abuse, and sex crimes investigations and trials.
In addition to her litigation skills, Lisa has received numerous awards for her distinguished service and has a wide range of public speaking, training, and teaching experience. She has served on the board of directors for several LGBTQ organizations including the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.