Lisa is a recovery advocate, writer, podcast host, and lawyer in New York City. She is the best-selling author of GIRL WALKS OUT OF A BAR, her memoir of high-functioning addiction and recovery in the world of New York City corporate law. She also cohosts the podcast, Recovery Rocks, an inclusive discussion of issues affecting people in all kinds of recovery, with fellow recovery advocate Tawny Lara.
Lisa is passionate about breaking the stigma of addiction and mental health issues and is a frequent speaker and consultant at law firms, law schools, bar associations, and other organizations.
Lisa has appeared on Megyn Kelly TODAY and BBC World News discussing alcoholism and addiction. Her writing has been published in The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Women’s Health, Refinery29, A Women’s Thing, and WorkitHealth.com, among others. She also is a contributor to TheTemper.com, a an online publication dedicated to dismantling the mainstream assumption that drinking alcohol is a necessary part of life.
Prior to beginning her more than 15-year legal marketing career, Lisa practiced law in the Corporate Finance group of a leading international firm. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Rutgers School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Rutgers Law Review. Lisa serves on the Board of Directors of The Writers Room in New York City. She lives in New York City with her husband, Craig.