Lisa M. Walker Johnson is a founding principal of Walker Clark LLC. She is an internationally recognized expert in managing complex changes in law firms. Lisa's professional background is as a counseling psychologist, with more than ten years experience in senior levels of business management and human resource development, especially in banking, and more than 25 years experience consulting to law firms and corporate and government legal departments worldwide.
Lisa Walker Johnson deals with some of the most difficult, complicated problems of legal practice management, performance, and leadership. She manages Cultural Due Diligence processes in law firm mergers, and is an expert on business planning and implementation enterprise-wide, by business unit or practice specialty, and at the individual level. She is an internationally acknowledged leader in the administration, interpretation, and application of psychological instruments, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, to the management of change in the legal profession. She has worked with individual lawyers, practice groups, and senior leadership on diversity issues in law firms worldwide.
In short, she helps lawyers and law firms achieve challenging goals and get the best business results.
Lisa has published extensively in these areas and appears frequently at major international conferences of legal professionals, including both the worldwide and regional conferences of the International Bar Association, the Balkan Legal Forum, the World Women Lawyers Conference, the Caribbean Commercial Law Workshop, and numerous international law firm networks.
Lisa also is a Professor at the International Instutute of Law & Business, in Panama City and Miami, where she teaches a course in Leading Change in Legal Organizations in the school's LL.M. program. Her publications include chapters on:
- "Managing Change," "Good Governance and Partner Performance," and "Succession, Retirement, and Beyond" in Good Governance in Law Firms: A Strategic Approach to Executive Decision Making and Management Structures (Globe Law and Business, 2014), and
- "Emotional Competence in a Changing Legal Services Industry: Skills for Business Development and Client Retention" in Business Development: A Practical Handbook for Lawyers, (Globe Law and Business, 2d.ed., 2020)
In 2019, she co-authored the book Sustainable Profitability in a Disrupted Legal Market (Globe Law and Business, 2019).
Lisa's languages include English and Spanish.