Lisa Ivette Cuevas

Chief Talent Officer New York
Lisa Cuevas
Lisa I. Cuevas is the Chief Talent Officer at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. In this role, Lisa leads all aspects of human resources and legal personnel, including the acquisition and professional development of the Firm’s talent. She is also responsible for compensation and performance management, global diversity and social responsibility, and the New York paralegal and secretarial departments. Lisa works closely with her team and Firm leadership to ensure that the recruiting, retention, diversity, professional development, and staff administration policies and programs are well aligned to support and drive the Firm's overall strategic objectives.

With over 20 years in the legal industry, seven in the field of diversity, Lisa is a sought after-speaker, sharing best practices with colleagues and newly appointed diversity and professional development professionals. In 2006, Lisa was inducted into the Academy of Women Leaders of the YWCA in recognition for her contributions to diversity and her overall leadership qualities. In 2007, Lisa was honored by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York at their 15th Annual Women of Distinction Breakfast. Lisa is also on the Advisory Board for the Hastings Leadership Academy for Women.

Lisa earned her B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from New York University and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. She began her legal career in public service as an Assistant District Attorney in the Appeals Bureau of the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office.