Recently, Of Counsel, a legal practice and management publication, held an interview with highly regarded Fairfax Associates principal, Lisa Smith. For three and a half decades at a few of the nation’s most prestigious consulting firms, Smith has helped regional, national, and international law firms of various sizes navigate the legal profession landscape. You’d be hard-pressed to find many law firm leaders or senior partners who haven’t heard of or even worked with Lisa Smith.

Check out her full interview to learn more about the arc of her career path, her likes and dislikes about the profession, the areas keeping her busy these days, emerging or growing trends, and other subjects.