Lisa Rae

Title: Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs, General Counsel
Department: General Counsel

A New England native with a commitment to social justice issues, Lisa Rae began her legal career in Boston. While focusing primarily on corporate law, she actively pursued pro-bono assignments and nonprofit service in the Boston area, supporting “Get Out The Vote” initiatives and lobbying legislators on civil rights issues. She also played a key role as lead author on an amicus brief in the landmark case regarding the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

After moving to Vermont in 2003, Rae joined a private firm, where she specialized in business law and litigation and continued her nonprofit activism and commitment to locally important social justice issues. She left private practice in 2005 to focus full time on nonprofit advocacy. She was named  Director of the Medicare Advocacy Project of Vermont Legal Aid, where she fought for health coverage for elderly and disabled Vermonters. She joined the General Counsel’s office at World Learning in December of 2007 as Associate General Counsel, and in the Spring of 2011 became the organization’s General Counsel.

Rae graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Politics cum laude. She earned her Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Suffolk University Law School, winning the award for Outstanding Oral Advocate, and Jurisprudence Awards for highest achievement in Constitutional Law and Corporations.