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Lisa M. Watson
Senior Director of Recruiting and Administration

Lisa is responsible for the recruitment of Taft’s lawyers. She works closely with the Attorney Advancement and Recruiting Committee, as well as the firm’s Diversity Committee, in all aspects of recruiting, professional development and evaluation of the firm’s associates and counsel. Lisa supports Taft’s Managing Partner in efforts related to partner recruitment. She works closely with the Employee Relations Manager in the recruitment and management of the Indianapolis office staff.

Lisa regularly makes presentations to law students regarding various topics including effective job search and interviewing techniques, emerging trends in law firms and the professionalism of the practice of law. She also meets with a variety of minority focused groups and manages the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program.  Lisa is responsible for the management of the firm’s Summer Program, which typically employs 20-25 law students each summer.

Memberships

  • NALP:  The Association for Legal Career Professionals 
    • Past Board of Directors
    • Past Member, Lawyer Development Committee
    • Past Vice Chair, Lawyer Development Committee
  • Professional Development Consortium 
    • Past Member, Nominating Committee
  • Association of Legal Administrators 

Past Civic Activities

  • Donor Relations Team, 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee 
  • Graduate, United Way’s Executive Women’s Leadership Program 
  • Board Member & Chair of 2006 Hall of Fame Event, American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis 
  • General Chairperson, 2003 American Cancer Society Gala