Position title: Senior University Legal Counsel
Lissa Koop is Senior University Legal Counsel. Lissa provides legal advice in the areas of sponsored research contracting, research policy and compliance, export control, intellectual property, and environmental health and safety. Prior to joining the Office of Legal Affairs in 2022, Lissa spent five years as in-house corporate counsel to a large, publicly traded utility, where she handled a range of regulatory and commercial matters. Prior to that, Lissa spent eleven years in private practice at two international law firms, where she focused on patent litigation and other complex commercial litigation. Lissa graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2005 and earned her B.A. in Political Science and History, with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in 2003.