I'm a lawyer, writer and environmental science nerd.
I currently work at LifeOmic in a legal role. Prior to LifeOmic, I led Security and Compliance at Everlaw, a legal tech startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Menlo Ventures, K9 Ventures, CapitalG and TPG Growth.
Before entering tech I spent almost a decade in the energy industry, and a short time as a Law Fellow at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). After the Deepwater Horizon accident, I managed Natural Resource Damage Assessment investigations and the $1 billion early environmental restoration program.
I've written articles for print and publication appearing in TechCrunch, Bloomberg Law, LegalTech News, Above the Law, SCCE Magazine, Ethikos and the Suffolk University Law Review. I've commented on pieces on cybersecurity and women in technology in The Wall Street Journal and Politico.
I co-wrote the chapter on Sustainable Development in The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law. I'm currently working on a fiction project.
I was a Board Member and Vice Chair of Women in Security and Privacy and am currently a Board Member of the Information Security Leadership Foundation. I'm also a member of the Women's Fiction Writers Association.
When I'm not working, I'm usually reading, writing or birding.
Past Media & Events
21st Century Legal Profession Course, Suffolk University Law School
Guest Lecturer, November 16, 2020
Session Speaker: Putting the Plan Into Action: Data Breach Response, October 15, 2020
Compliance with industry standards is sufficient for a security strategy (misconception), July 8, 2020
How the pandemic has affected the CISO's role in building and managing the company's business continuity plan (click link above), May 9, 2020
BrightTalk Panel Discussion, Recording Available (click link above), March 10, 2020
Session Speaker: Passing Enterprise Security Reviews, November 14, 2019
Moderator, VC Panel, November 13, 2019
Keynote Speaker, Real Life in Security GRC, October 11, 2019 (Presentation recap here)
Panelist: Big Data, Big Concerns, October 10, 2019
Industry Panelist at Code for America, September 25, 2019
BrightTalk Panel Discussion, Recording Available (click link above), September 17, 2019
[Panel] AMA SF at General Assembly, September 11, 2019
Steven Sinofsky & Lisa Hawke (click link above), August 28, 2019
Privacy Track: Compliance Upcycling: applying federal guidance to privacy and security programs
[Internal Talk] Security Landscape: opportunities, challenges, and finding support
Illuminating Dark Data: Risk Mitigation in the Era of Big Data [Ethics CLE]
Steven Sinofsky & Lisa Hawke (click link above), April 12, 2018
General Data Protection Regulation Panel
Breaking into Security: Panel Discussion
TheBridge, Dcode42 and The U.S. Chamber of Commerce C_TEC