Getting Real: A 'Video Podcast' Series

Hosted by Foley Hoag partner Veronica Jennings to generate dialogue among and build community with women lawyers

These days, we are looking at this widespread remote working scenario as an opportunity to enhance business relationships by reexamining professional boundaries and relying on means such as video conferences and phone calls. This "video podcast" series consists of discussions with female and male attorneys about issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you find them interesting and helpful and we are grateful to all the lawyers who made time to talk with us.

Guest: Lisa Wood, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP

In today's episode, Veronica gets real with Lisa Wood, partner and co-chair of the Litigation Department at Foley Hoag. Lisa discusses her practice representing large national accounting firms in litigation, government investigations and securities litigation, and her work as the senior antitrust lawyer at the firm, as well as her business development since the pandemic began. Lisa also speaks of her passion for anti-poverty work, and her role as Chair of the Board of the Center for Women and Enterprise, an organization that helps women in poverty start and grow businesses. Lisa shares her commitment to helping women achieve financial independence and succeed in the world of business both inside and outside the practice of law. Veronica and Lisa also talk about the special obligation that senior lawyers have to mentor and “bring along” the next generation of lawyers, and Lisa’s experience as a mentee, and mentor, and her commitment to helping junior lawyers achieve success in business development and growing a thriving legal practice.