Lisa Ellis-James

Chief Operating Officer

Lisa Ellis-James is the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, Ms. Ellis-James leads and directs all practice and business support functions, including the areas of finance, information technology, human resources, knowledge management, office operations, real estate, data analytics, and litigation support. She is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and leads the Management Committee, which is comprised of the firm’s office managing shareholders. Ms. Ellis-James is based in the firm’s Greenville administrative office.

Ms. Ellis-James joined Ogletree Deakins in 2020 from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where she most recently served as Chief of Staff for the Operations Leadership Team and Senior Director of Operational Innovations. In this role, she led a team of internally-focused project management, agile, change, and communications professionals working across BCG’s internal functions on transformation, digital collaboration, and operational change initiatives.

Ms. Ellis-James earned her M.B.A. from Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business and earlier received her B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

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