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, 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!).