Lisa Smith

Principal, Fairfax Associates

Lisa Smith is a founding Principal of Fairfax Associates and heads the Washington office. She is a leading consultant to law firms and advises firms in the U.S. and globally on strategy development and execution, growth strategy and mergers, management and governance, partner compensation and structure, leadership development, and firm financial performance.

She is a thought leader in the industry and has written books and articles, including the monthly Fairfax Insights, is a frequent speaker at legal industry conferences and law firm retreats, co-chairs the annual Fairfax Partner Compensation Workshop, and has taught in the legal executive programs at both Georgetown University Law Center and George Washington University. She earned her MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.