Lisa J. Zak


Business Phone: 919.835.4140
Business Fax: 919.835.4101


Lisa Zak’s practice focuses on complex air regulatory and compliance matters, as well as hazardous waste and water matters. Lisa has represented a wide range of clients including manufacturing companies, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Her varied experience allows her to have a holistic view of what drives a diverse group of stakeholders. This perspective is especially useful as she tracks local and federal regulators’ rulemaking activities to best position her clients’ advocacy goals and compliance strategies. Lisa enjoys working directly with plant managers and engineers on day-to-day compliance work, as well as to communicate with regulators and coordinate the submission of reports and permit applications. Because Lisa gets to know her clients’ operations, if litigation should arise, she is well equipped to draft briefs and develop arguments that effectively communicate highly technical material. Lisa has experience before the D.C., Sixth, and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as multiple District Courts. When she is not busy at the office she enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Troutman Sanders, 2018-present
  • Associate Attorney, McIlveen Family Law Firm, 2018 
  • Associate Attorney, Squire Patton Boggs, 2013-2017 
  • Legal Fellow, The Clean Air Task Force, 2011–2013
  • Associate Attorney, The Session Law Firm, 2010–2011



  • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 2009
  • William Smith College, B.A., cum laude, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina