Lisa Damon is a true believer in Lean—and when she believes in something, she goes beyond action. She starts a movement.
A recognized pioneer in the transformation of the legal industry, Lisa was among the first at Seyfarth Shaw to break new ground in service model innovation. Lisa played a critical role in the firm's earliest experiments with Lean Six Sigma, which have today evolved into SeyfarthLean, our disciplined approach to client service and law department transformation. Since then, she's gone on to lead countless legal teams in the application of Lean principles to firm operations and client matters.
Lisa formerly served as the National Chair of Seyfarth Shaw’s Labor & Employment Department and was a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Currently, she serves as the firm’s Client Engagement Partner, focusing on strengthening relationships, gathering client feedback and bringing insights back to the firm. She has been a tireless advocate for client value, helping the organization bring SeyfarthLean to clients across a broad platform of legal services such as real estate, litigation, employment, benefits and corporate transactions. As a longstanding ambassador for SeyfarthLean and trusted advisor to forward-thinking corporate counsel, Lisa works closely with SLC's management team on client outreach and Lean advocacy.
Lisa was one of the founding partners of Seyfarth’s Boston office which opened in 1999 with seven lawyers. Today, the office is home to over 100 lawyers, representing our expanding client base in real estate, corporate, litigation, employee benefits and labor and employment law. Lisa's practice has a particular emphasis on litigation of discrimination and harassment claims, in the context of single-plaintiff actions and multiple-plaintiff claims.
Lisa speaks extensively, both on a local and national level, on various aspects of diversity, employment law, employment litigation and the use of Lean Six Sigma in legal processes. Lisa is widely recognized for her work with employment law and innovation in the legal industry: she has been named one of the top 10 Agents of Change in the Financial Times U.S. Innovative Lawyer Report; she was featured among the 10 most innovative attorneys in the country by the ABA Journal’s “Legal Rebels: Big Change in Big Law"; and, she was recognized by the Association of Corporate Counsel as a ACC Value Champion. Lisa was honored by Chambers USA as the Woman Employment Attorney of the Year in recognition of her extensive work in client service innovation.
Lisa earned her law degree at Fordham University School of Law.
"To me, it's about listening—meeting a partner or client or team at whatever stage they are in and finding affinity with them. What do they need? What is their value story? What can we tap into to help create what’s often a revolutionary change?"