Chairman Emeritus & Partner, Goodwin
Regina M. Pisa is Chairman Emeritus and a Partner of Goodwin Procter LLP, a leading Global 50 law firm. Ms. Pisa led the firm as Chairman, and before that also as Managing Partner, for more than 16 years, through 2014. She was the first woman to lead an AmLaw 100 law firm in the United States and one of the youngest executives – at age 42 – to take the helm at the time of her appointment. Ms. Pisa’s vision and leadership fostered an unprecedented period of growth for Goodwin. She spearheaded a strategic plan that resulted in the firm’s dramatic expansion into new markets and intense focus on high-growth industry-facing practices. Under her visionary leadership, Goodwin transformed from a major regional firm to a leading national and then global firm and saw its attorney headcount grow over three-fold, its revenues grow over five-fold and its profitability grow over seven-fold. Today, Goodwin is a firm of over 1,200 attorneys, serving clients from thirteen locations in the United States, Europe, and Asia. In 2017, The American Lawyer chose Ms. Pisa as its Distinguished Leader of the Year, heralding her as a pioneer and noting how her strategic vision and innovative style transformed not only Goodwin but the legal industry. Among many other current board service and community roles, Ms. Pisa serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Simmons University.