Corporate > AG Deal Diary > Featured Contributor of the Month: Q&A with Lisa Peterson
14 Nov '14

Lisa A. Peterson is a partner in Akin Gump’s Dallas/Fort Worth office, focusing on a wide array of corporate and transactional matters. These include M&A, corporate governance and other general corporate matters, investments in funds, corporations and other entities, and other transactional and commercial matters. She has blogged about a few different topics, including on the developments involving fee-shifting provisions and interesting cases.

What is your main practice area?

I represent investment vehicles, companies and high-net-worth individuals in connection with their transactional activities and day-to-day business needs.

What hot issues and trends are you currently seeing?

Continuing tight competition among investors for companies/assets (and fund interests on the secondary market).  A high degree of shareholder engagement on corporate governance matters and increased power of ISS and others.  From an investment perspective, I am seeing clients look for inventive ways to further diversify their investment portfolios (e.g., direct investments in energy, water and other real assets, and relatively young non-traditional businesses).

What are you currently working on that you never expected to be?

This piece and blogging in general.  A little over two decades ago, lawyers didn’t even have computers.

Which blogs/web sites do you read the most?

The Akin Gump blog, of course, as well as Law360 and TheCorporateCounsel.net, among others.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I have twins (a boy and a girl) who are five years old and in Kindergarten.  Most of my personal time is devoted to them and their activities.  I am a huge sports fan and also enjoy traveling, photography and outings to my home at Possum Kingdom Lake (and yes, only in Texas can a beautiful lake have a name like that!).