Lisa M. Fairfax
Ms. Fairfax, age 50, is currently a tenured and Presidential Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School (“Penn”) where she is co-directing Penn’s Institute for Law and Economics. From 2009 to 2021, Ms. Fairfax was a tenured law professor at George Washington University Law School ("GW"), where from 2019-2021, Ms. Fairfax served as the Alexander Hamilton Professor of Business Law and from 2017 to 2021, Ms. Fairfax served as the Founder and Director of the GW Corporate Law and Governance Initiative. From September 2015 to August 2019, Ms. Fairfax served as an appointed member of the Investor Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). From January 2008 to December 2011, Ms. Fairfax served as a member of the National Adjudicatory Council of the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (“FINRA”). From June 2008 to June 2012, Ms. Fairfax served on FINRA’s NASDAQ Market Regulation Committee. Ms. Fairfax is currently Chair of the Board of Georgetown Day School, an independent K-12 school in Washington, D.C. Ms. Fairfax serves on the Board of DirectWomen, a nonprofit focused on increasing public company board diversity, and is a member of DirectWomen’s finance and audit committee. Ms. Fairfax is an elected member of the American Law Institute (“ALI”), and serves on the Advisory Group for the ALI’s Restatement of the Law, Corporate Governance. Ms. Fairfax is a member of the SEC Historical Society Board of Advisors. Prior to joining GW, Ms. Fairfax was a tenured professor and Director of the Business Law Program at the University of Maryland School of Law. Before entering academia, Ms. Fairfax practiced corporate and securities law with Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston and the District of Columbia. Ms. Fairfax’s financial services, securities, capital markets, regulatory environment, board oversight and duties, and corporate governance background provides substantial additional expertise to the Board. Ms. Fairfax received a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School with honors and an A.B. from Harvard College with honors.