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June 11, 2024

Holland & Hart Expands C-Suite With Addition of Lisa Simon and Joseph Woods

DENVER (June 11, 2024)–Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its executive leadership team with the hiring of Lisa Simon as Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer and Joseph (Joe) Woods as Chief Financial Officer.

"We are thrilled to welcome Lisa and Joe to Holland & Hart," said Firm Chair Chris Balch. "A robust C-suite team is key to driving the strategic goals of the firm, and Lisa and Joe’s decades of experience at world-class law firms will help enhance our ability to meet our strategic priorities and grow the firm in alignment with our clients’ needs."

Lisa brings more than 25 years of executive level law firm marketing and business development experience to Holland & Hart. For the last seven years, she served as Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at Lewis Roca. Lisa brings expertise developing and implementing robust client experience and feedback programs that help grow relationships and build client loyalty. A former President of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA), Simon also previously served in C-level roles at several other Am Law 200 firms. Lisa will lead the firm’s Client Services Group, which includes business development, marketing, communications, events, and creative and video services.

“I’ve long admired Holland & Hart for its strong brand, talented lawyers, collaborative environment, and unparalleled commitment to its clients,” Lisa said. “I look forward to building upon the firm’s 75-plus year legacy, its current momentum, and working to ensure we're delivering exceptional service, value, and results to our clients."

Joe has worked for nearly 20 years at law firms in finance and operations roles. He previously served for five years as Chief Operating Officer at Lane Powell, where he oversaw the accounting, billing, forecasting/budget planning, and pricing functions, and served on the firm’s management team. Earlier in his career he worked at Am Law 50 firms Dechert and Morgan Lewis in finance and operations roles and at Perkins Coie supporting practice operations for IP and other practice groups. He brings experience managing practice group productivity and profitability that will be an asset to the firm. Joe will lead the firm’s Financial Services Group, including accounting, budgeting, pricing, and other functions.

"As I discussed the CFO role with Holland & Hart, I was struck by the firm's client-centric approach and commitment to innovation," Joe said. "I look forward to leveraging my financial and operations experience to help solidify the firm's robust financial foundation, which is essential to allow the firm to continue to invest in people and transformative solutions that help us better serve our clients."

Lisa and Joe will work closely with the firm’s management committee and senior leaders.

Holland & Hart is a full-service law firm with approximately 500 lawyers in 13 offices. Throughout the Mountain West, from coast to coast and beyond, Holland & Hart provides clients with astute legal counsel from a vantage like no other. For more information, visit


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