- mergers & acquisitions
- tax strategy
- real estate
Lisa Schneider is an accomplished corporate governance expert bringing more than a dozen years of legal and policy experience in corporate governance, securities regulation, environmental practices and institutional engagement with public companies. Lisa also has extensive experience with international legal matters including employment-based immigration and international investment in U.S. business operations.
In addition to her role with SLG, Lisa is a senior governance advisor for Sodali, an international corporate governance consultancy based in Rome, Italy. Through her work with Sodali, Lisa advises listed companies throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America on issues such as board composition, board/management relations, annual shareholder meetings, executive compensation policies, general governance benchmarking and evaluations, board evaluations, and shareholder relations.
Lisa recently authored a primer for the US Council of Institutional Investors on Cross-Border Proxy Voting and presented a workshop on duties and considerations of joining a not-for-profit board of directors.
Prior to SLG, Lisa served as General Counsel and Director of Corporate Governance for the North Carolina State Treasurer’s office, which runs the nation’s 10th largest state pension fund and holds approximately $80 billion in total assets under management. Lisa also served as an Assistant Attorney General in DOJ’s environmental division and practiced with a boutique law firm specializing in business immigration law. Lisa received her J.D. from Tulane University, where she served as Managing Editor of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal, and her B.A. from the University of Miami. She is a member of both the North Carolina and Florida State Bars.
Lisa is active in state and federal politics, having worked in a presidential campaign and various statewide and local races. Lisa is a Fellow of the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership, and a graduate of Leadership Raleigh. Lisa is also busy learning Italian. Lisa welcomes being a part of her community and participates in a local bowling league and volleyball league, and volunteers with civic organizations like the Sierra Club. Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, six-year-old son Joshua and three-year-old daughter Emma.