Lisa Smith

Deputy Executive Director & Director of Client Relations, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Lisa Smith is a writer and a lawyer. Clean and sober for more than 10 years, she is passionate about breaking the stigma of drug and alcohol addiction, particularly for professional women. Girl Walks Out of a Bar is her story.

Lisa is a frequent speaker on the topic of addiction and recovery,
particularly among high-functioning professionals and women. She often speaks at conferences, private law firms, law schools and bar associations.

Prior to beginning her more than 15-year legal marketing career, Lisa practiced corporate finance law at a leading international law firm.

She is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she received a B.A. She received her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Rutgers Law Review.

Her writing has been published in The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, After Party Magazine and She has appeared on Megyn Kelly TODAY and BBC World News to discuss addiction and recovery.

Lisa is on the Board of Directors of The Writers Room in Greenwich Village.

She lives in New York City with her husband, Craig.