Lisa Quateman is a Principal in the Los Angeles office of national law firm Polsinelli and served as the founding Office Managing Partner from inception in 2011 until early 2016. Lisa brings a unique combination of business and legal experience and has specialized in real estate, financial services and international business matters for over thirty years. She is also a seasoned corporate director, audit committee financial expert and trusted advisor to CEOs, recognized for her expertise in helping organizations accelerate performance, achieve sustainable growth, and manage risk across the enterprise. Concurrently and for the past 24 years, she has been CEO/Trustee of Philip Ordin Properties, which owns and operates industrial, retail, hospitality, and multi-family real estate in Los Angeles County.
Lisa is a member of the Board of Directors of Scherzer International Corporation where she serves on the Audit and Ethics Committee. She is Chair of the Global Initiatives Council of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, and is a Board of Directors and Executive Committee member. Lisa is an Advisory Board member for the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. She is the immediate past Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the UCLA Alumni Association, chairing the Nominating Committee and the Governance Committee, and was its General Counsel from 2014-2016. From 1998-2005 Lisa was a public official as a member of the Board of Directors of the City of Los Angeles Industrial Development Authority, having been appointed and re-appointed by former Mayors Richard Riordan and James Hahn.