Watts is a highly respected tax practitioner who, alongside her prominent commercial practice, has held numerous leadership positions at the firm. In addition to serving on the firm’s Executive Committee since 2018, she was previously Global Chair of the Training & Career Enhancement Committee (2016-18), Local Department Chair of the Tax Department in New York (2011-16), and Co-Chair of the Women Enriching Business Committee in New York (2012-2014).
“Over the past two decades, Lisa has built an impressive track record of leadership and unwavering dedication to our clients. She has brought fresh insights, sound judgement, and a determined drive to the Executive Committee, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with her, Brad, and the Executive Committee to lead the firm forward,” said Rich Trobman, Chair and Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins.
“We congratulate Lisa and are indebted to Ora for her innumerable contributions to our firm’s success. Ora is an outstanding lawyer and gifted leader, a true trailblazer, a beloved friend and colleague, and a role model to so many at our firm and in the legal community. Her legacy is significant and will be long-lasting,” said Trobman.
Watts commented: “I’m honored and humbled to be elected by my partners as Vice Chair of our great firm. I’m equally honored to follow in Ora’s footsteps. During my years at Latham, I’ve worked with the most inspiring and hard-working people. I’m excited to have this opportunity as Vice…