Century-old law firm Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer PA elected its first female president and managing director Monday.
Lisa Gorab has broken through barriers at the firm before, having served on the firm’s management committee for more than 10 years following her election as its first female officer.
Gorab succeeds Brian Molloy, president and managing director since 2008, who will serve as chairman of the board and continue to focus on his commercial litigation practice.
“Lisa is an accomplished leader who has made exceptional contributions to the evolution of Wilentz and the premier service we provide to our clients,” said Molloy in a prepared statement. “We are confident that Lisa will continue to advance Wilentz’s strategic plan and we look forward to our continued growth under her vision and leadership.”
Gorab chairs the firm’s public finance practice and has been a shareholder since 1997. She serves as bond counsel to government agencies and authorities, municipalities, counties, improvement authorities and school districts throughout New Jersey.
Gorab is also an NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business alum from 2019.
While as Wilentz, Gorab has held a slew of senior leadership capacities, including as treasurer, vice president, and chair of the diversity committee. She most recently served as assistant managing director, navigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the firm and its clients.
“The pandemic continues to test us in new ways,” Gorab said. “But seeing our dedicated people come together to serve our clients has been inspiring and we continue our passion to provide the highest level of service, despite this new normal.”