Lisa Watson

Chief Recruiting Officer Indianapolis
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Lisa has multiple roles in recruitment and employee management for the firm. She directs the recruitment and onboarding processes for all positions. Lisa manages the on-campus interview process and the firm-wide summer program. In addition, she is responsible for all entry-level and lateral associate recruitment and supports the firm’s managing partner and partners in charge of the firm’s offices in efforts related to lateral partner recruitment.

She works closely with the Associate Advancement and Recruiting Committee, as well as the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, in all aspects of recruiting, professional development, and evaluation of the firm’s associates and counsel. Lisa also works with Human Resources in managing all other aspects of the employment relationship.

Prior to joining Taft in 2007, Lisa worked at a regional Midwest law firm for nine years as the Director of Legal Personnel. She also has experience in corporate business development and is a Certified Relocation Professional.

Lisa is an active member of the National Association for Law Placement and served on the Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008. She was also vice chair of the Lawyer Development Committee. Lisa is a graduate of the United Way of Central Indiana’s Executive Women’s Leadership Series.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Legal Administrators


  • National Association for Law Placement

    Past Member, Board of Directors
    Past Member, Lawyer Development Committee
    Past Vice Chair, Lawyer Development Committee

  • Professional Development Consortium

    Past Member, Nominating Committee

  • United Way of Central Indiana's Leadership United - Executive Women's Leadership Series


Community Involvement

  • 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee

    Member, Donor Relations Team

  • American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis

    Past Board Member
    Past Chair, Hall of Fame Event (2006)

  • American Cancer Society

    Past General Chairperson, Gala (2003)