Lisa Helem is the executive editor for strategic initiatives at Bloomberg Industry Group, where she develops editorial strategies focused on emerging audiences in the legal profession and works to expand brand engagement. Since joining the company in July 2020, Lisa has developed series including “They’ve Got Next” and “Making Partner in a Pandemic,” spotlighting young attorneys, and “The Black General Counsel Project,” which takes the pulse of top lawyers at Fortune 1000 companies. Previously, Lisa was the first African American editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal, where she oversaw publication of the NLJ magazine and special reports —including the NLJ 500 and The Appellate Hot List.
Over the course of her career, Lisa has worked tirelessly to drive news coverage that engages broad audiences, including diverse and young lawyers. In 2020, Lisa was named to Lawyers of Color’s 2020 “Power List,” which recognizes “the most influential minority attorneys in the nation.” In 2018, she was named to the Folio 100, which spotlights the media industry’s “best thought-leaders.” Earlier in her career, Lisa, a graduate of Duke University and the University of Michigan Law School, practiced commercial litigation at Vinson & Elkins. Lisa resides in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.