Lisa Conmy is a partner and finance lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Lisa serves as outside General Counsel to a number of privately-held companies. This work includes counseling on business formation and corporate governance, general corporate and commercial contract counseling and a variety of other corporate legal matters.  Lisa has a particular expertise representing venture capital funds and companies in venture capital financings and exit transactions. Lisa represents clients across a range of industries, including manufacturing, technology, food and beverage, insurance and health care.  She is based in the Denver office where she is a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities, and is the co-chair of the Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices.

Prior to joining Foley, Lisa was an associate in the Silicon Valley office of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin and Hachigian, LLP where her practice concentrated on mergers and acquisitions and the representation of venture funds and emerging growth companies in private placements.


Lisa has been selected for inclusion in the 2015 and 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers–Rising Stars® lists. She was recognized by The Legal 500 for her work in the area of finance – project finance in 2013, for mergers, acquisitions and buyouts in 2014 and again for M&A/corporate and commercial - venture capital and emerging companies in 2015.* 


Lisa earned her J.D., cum laude, at Northwestern University School of Law. She obtained her B.S. in finance from Indiana University.


She is admitted to practice in California, Illinois, and Colorado.

*The Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.