Spencer Stuart Welcomes General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer Lucy Lopez

Spencer Stuart, a global executive search and leadership advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Lucy Lopez is joining the firm as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. Lopez will succeed Dave Rasmussen, who is retiring as Spencer Stuart’s General Counsel after 24 years at the firm.

Lopez, who is based in New York, joins Spencer Stuart after more than two decades with McKinsey & Company, most recently serving as Deputy General Counsel and Head of Legal, Americas. In this role, she helped partners and clients in the region drive strategic priorities while managing legal and reputational risks and advised the Global Managing Partner and board of directors on governance-related issues. Lopez has recruited, led and mentored large teams of legal professionals, including lawyers who handle the public, digital and analytics and healthcare sectors. She is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, having served as chair of the legal department’s DE&I committee and as a member of firm’s global DE&I leadership team, driving talent recruitment, development, retention and other internal and external initiatives. Prior to joining McKinsey, Lucy was a corporate lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton, where she advised clients on cross-border transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures and project financing across Latin America.

Ben Williams, chief executive officer of Spencer Stuart said,

“Over his long career with Spencer Stuart, Dave Rasmussen has built an incredibly strong legal and tax team that has been critical to our success as a Firm. We wish him the very best in his well-earned retirement. We are delighted to welcome Lucy Lopez to Spencer Stuart. Her extensive legal background within professional services, deep experience in serving clients effectively and helping evolving businesses grow, as well as her demonstrated commitment to supporting and developing others, makes her an ideal choice for this role.”

Lopez comments,

“I am thrilled to start a new chapter as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Spencer Stuart. The firm is focused on discovering and developing outstanding leaders, which is more important than ever, and I am looking forward to joining Spencer Stuart to help deliver meaningful impact to teams and organizations,”

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