Lisa Helem is the Executive Editor for Strategic Initiatives at Bloomberg Industry Group, where she develops editorial content focused on emerging audiences in the legal profession and works to expand brand engagement. Since joining the company in July 2020, she has launched new projects including: “Black Lawyers Speak,” an award-winning podcast series taking the pulse of trailblazing black lawyers; “They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40,” Bloomberg Law’s first young lawyer recognition, highlighting talented and diverse young lawyers from across the nation; and “The Black General Counsel Project,” which tracks how top lawyers are moving the needle on diversity at their companies and beyond.
Prior to joining Bloomberg, Lisa served as the first African-American editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal, where she oversaw strategy, publication of the NLJ magazine, contributed columns and special reports, including the NLJ 500. Lisa has been recognized for her work by both the legal and media communities. In January 2020, she was named to Lawyers of Color’s 2020 “Power List,” which recognizes “the most influential minority attorneys in the nation.” And in 2018, she was named to the Folio 100, which spotlights the media industry’s “best thought-leaders.”
Lisa is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Michigan Law School. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.