Lisa Wong Lackland
Partner, Lewis and Roca LLP
Education: Seattle University, J.D., Cum Laude, 1997; University of Washington, B. A. Business Administration, 1993
What I’m Reading: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
My Philosophy: Be yourself
Interests: Cooking, travel, design
Company Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona
Primary Business: Law Firm
What are the major values of your heritage? How have they helped you in your career?
I don’t think I can speak for my heritage overall, but my own upbringing emphasized integrity, excellence, and balance in life, all of which are important in a successful career (with the balance essential for maintaining sanity).
“Despite increasing diversity in law, the reality is that there are still relatively few minority women law firm partners.”
Are there any groups, social or business, that have been particularly helpful to you?
The American Bar Association is a great resource for substantive issues, and my membership has helped me build a national network of peers and friends.
How do you think Asian Americans have evolved in terms of industry/field diversity?
It’s encouraging to see that law is becoming a more prevalent career choice for Asian Americans.