Press Release November 04, 2002

Regina M. Pisa of Goodwin Procter Honored by Women's Business

Firm’s chairman and managing partner inducted into the Women’s Business Hall of Fame

BOSTON, Nov. 4, 2002 — Goodwin Procter LLP is proud to announce that Chairman and Managing Partner Regina M. Pisa today will be inducted into the Women’s Business Hall of Fame for her demonstration of strong leadership skills, management abilities, and team-building expertise.

“I am deeply honored to be inducted into the Women’s Business Hall of Fame and to be among such an impressive group of women,” said Pisa. “I sincerely believe that women can accomplish a great deal in business by taking risks and having the courage to succeed. At Goodwin Procter, we encourage and support all of our employees to fulfill their goals and take risks that will enable them to be successful.”

Women’s Business is a monthly publication dedicated to providing visibility for women in business in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. The Women's Business Hall of Fame began three years ago and has recognized women for their achievements within the categories of start-up, entrepreneur, professional, and executive. Pisa is honored for her achievements as a professional in the legal industry.

In 1998, Pisa became the first woman in the United States to be named both chairman and managing partner of an American Lawyer 100 firm. In this position, she is responsible for leading the firm’s vision and strategy, as well as expanding its presence nationally. As such, she is chairman of the firm’s management committee and executive committee.

In addition, Pisa is chairman of the firm’s banking group and maintains her practice in the financial services area, focusing on mergers and acquisitions of banks and financial institutions.

Outside of the firm, Pisa serves on numerous Boards for various community organizations and institutions, including Citizens Financial Group, Inc., Jobs for Massachusetts, Inc. Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Simmons College, Women’s Educational and Industrial Union, Franciscan Children’s Hospital, and Easter Seals Society, Massachusetts, among others.

Along with Pisa, the following women were inducted into the Women’s Business Hall of Fame: Maria Cirino of Guardent Inc., Rosemary Jordano of Children First Inc., and Maureen Bateman of State Street Corp.

Click here to view a pdf of the “Women's Business Hall of Fame 2002” article on Pisa.