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Lisa Mendelson Friel '79

Lisa Friel is Senior Vice President and Special Counsel for Investigations of the National Football League (NFL). Lisa was hired in April 2015 by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to develop and implement the league’s policies, resources, and outreach on issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. She advises the league on disciplinary matters involving violations of law or of the Personal Conduct Policy and oversees investigations as Special Counsel for Investigations.

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Lisa joined T&M Protection Resources in October 2011 as Vice President of the Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations division following a distinguished 28-year career as a Manhattan prosecutor. At T&M Protection Resources, Lisa and her team developed policies and procedures, provided training workshops, and conducted sensitive investigations into issues of sexual misconduct (both sexual assault and sexual harassment), harassment, hazing and bullying for primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, athletic teams and leagues (collegiate and professional), non-profit organizations, corporations and private individuals.

Lisa began her professional career at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Hired by District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau in 1983, she specialized in sexual assault cases for the majority of her career at the District Attorney’s Office. She was the Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit for nearly a decade and its Deputy Chief for 11 years.  She earned her BA in History at Dartmouth in 1979 and her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1983, graduating Order of the Coif. Lisa lives in Brooklyn, NY and has three adult children, two lawyers and one a graduate of Tuck.

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