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  • J.D., 1982
    Georgetown University Law Center
  • M.A., 1983
    St. Hilda's College
    University of Oxford
  • B.A., 1979
    St. Hilda's College
    University of Oxford
  • A.B., 1977
    Harvard University, (Radcliffe College)

Regina M Pisa
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Regina Pisa is Chairman of the law firm Goodwin Procter LLP. With over 850 attorneys, the firm has offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.

Prior to serving as Chairman, Ms. Pisa also served as the firm’s Managing Partner for 13 years. She is also Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee and a member of its Management and Allocations Committees.

Ms. Pisa’s practice focuses primarily on the financial services area, representing both banks and investment companies. Most recently, her practice has concentrated on mergers and acquisitions of banks and financial institutions, earning her and the firm national recognition and a place among the nation’s top bank M&A practices.

In addition to mergers and acquisitions, Ms. Pisa represents banks and financial institutions on a wide variety of other matters, including corporate and board governance issues, capital raising, and general corporate and securities law issues.

Ms. Pisa is listed in Best Lawyers, as well as Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

In 2010, Ms. Pisa was inducted into the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Academy of Distinguished Bostonians. Each year, the Chamber honors select individuals who have made extraordinary contributions, both personally and professionally, to the Greater Boston Community.


In addition to managing the firm and her professional work, Ms. Pisa serves on numerous boards, including:

  • Board of Directors, Jobs for Massachusetts, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors, Massachusetts Business Roundtable
  • Board of Trustees, Simmons College
  • Visiting Committee and Past Chair, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Board of Directors and Past President, Massachusetts Women’s Forum
  • Board of Trustees, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Board Chair, Mass Mentoring Partnership
  • Board of Visitors, Women’s Educational and Industrial Union
  • President and Chairman, Board of Trustees, Somerville Museum
  • Former Board of Trustees, Catholic Charities
  • Former Board of Directors, Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
  • Former Board of Directors, Dorcas Place Adult and Family Learning Center, Inc.
  • Former Board of Trustees, Boston Plan for Excellence in Public Education
  • Former Member of the Corporation, Dimock Community Health Center
  • Former Board of Directors and Chair, Easter Seals Massachusetts
  • Former Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Franciscan Hospital for Children

Ms. Pisa served as a member of the Supreme Judicial Court Nominating Committee, appointed by former Governor Paul Cellucci to select justices to sit on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

In November 2002, Ms. Pisa was elected to membership in The American Law Institute based on her professional achievement and interest in improving the law. The organization was founded in 1923 to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs.

She is also Co-Chair of Law Firm Pro Bono Project Advisory Committee of the Pro Bono Institute.

In December 2002, Ms. Pisa was invited to join The Committee of 200. The Committee of 200 is an international network of women business leaders whose members are prominent entrepreneurs and chief executive officers.

Ms. Pisa is a member of the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston.

Ms. Pisa is also a member of the International Women’s Forum, The Commonwealth Institute Advisory Board, the Boston Club, the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers, and the Women’s Financial Services Network.

Ms. Pisa is a member of various bar associations, including the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association. She is also a Trustee and Fellow of the Boston Bar Foundation.


Ms. Pisa is a frequent speaker at and chair at conferences and seminars on a wide variety of topics, including the financial services industry and the legal industry.

She was Editor-in-Chief of The Tax Lawyer at Georgetown University Law Center.


Ms. Pisa is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.


Ms. Pisa is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including:

  • induction into the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Academy of Distinguished Bostonians.
  • recipient of Georgetown University Law Center’s 2007 Paul R. Dean Award, given to outstanding alumni who have exhibited leadership to Georgetown Law and the legal profession.
  • placement on the roster of “The 100 People Who Run This Town” in Boston magazine’s May 2005 “Power” issue.
  • named by the editors of Women’s Business magazine in their March 2005 issue as one of the Top Ten Lawyers in Boston. Women’s Business is a monthly publication dedicated to providing visibility for women in business.
  • recipient of the New England Women’s Leadership Pioneer Award, given annually by the Colonel Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club to a select group of women in positions of respect and influence who have found ways to give back to their communities.
  • named by the editors of Boston magazine in their 2003 Power Issue as one of the most powerful women in Boston.
  • induction into the Women’s Business Hall of Fame for her strong leadership skills, management abilities and team-building expertise.
  • induction into the YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers, Class of 2002. Established in 1995, the Academy recognizes women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in their professional and civic lives.
  • recipient of the Lady Baden Powell Good Scout Award, which is bestowed by the Boston chapter of the Boy Scouts of America to “distinguished women who have had a significant impact on Boston area youth through service to others, community leadership and personal example.”
  • named by the editors of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of 10 area “Lawyers of the Year.” This honor is awarded annually to Massachusetts attorneys who have been recognized as distinguished legal professionals.
  • recipient of the Lelia J. Robinson Award, awarded annually by the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts to women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence and influenced other women to pursue legal careers. Previous recipients include U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.
  • recipient of the Pinnacle Award for Achievement in the Professions by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce to honor her accomplishments in the Greater Boston business community.
  • recipient of the Leading Women 2001 Award from the Patriots’ Trail Girl Scouts Council of Greater Boston for her accomplishments and contributions to the community.
  • recipient of the Outstanding Alumnae Achievement Award by Georgetown University Law Center.
  • recipient of the First Annual LeadBoston Community Award given by the National Conference for Community and Justice.