Lucy Lopez is the chief legal officer and corporate secretary at Spencer Stuart. Based in New York, Lucy oversees all legal matters that arise in the global marketplace, including corporate governance, employment, client arrangements, data privacy, litigation, securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and local and international compliance. With more than 25 years of experience, Lucy is known as an experienced legal expert within professional services and a humble and collaborative leader.

A leader in the legal field for more than 25 years

  • Lucy previously spent 23 years at McKinsey & Company, where she was most recently deputy general counsel and head of legal for the Americas, helping partners in the region serve clients from a legal, compliance and risk perspective.
  • She first joined McKinsey as an associate general counsel, and took on increasing levels of leadership responsibilities, including advising the global managing partner and the 30-person board of directors on governance, geographic expansion, new service lines and risk management issues and supporting board and managing partner elections. She also served as chair of the legal department’s D&I committee and was a member of firm’s global D&I senior leadership team, driving internal and external initiatives to advance equity.
  • Lucy started her legal career at Debevoise & Plimpton, an international law firm, where she was a corporate lawyer in the firm’s International and Latin America practice groups and focused on cross-border M&A and corporate finance transactions.

Lucy earned her JD at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and received her BS from Fordham University, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Lucy is a member and former president of the board of trustees of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, a youth mentoring organization. She has also served on Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s Hispanic Advisory Council, and was recipient of the 2018 LatinoJustice Trailblazer award, given in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. In 2014, Lucy was recognized by Mayor Bill de Blasio for her outstanding efforts to improve New York City’s communities in need.