Lauren Liss

Lauren A. Liss is an attorney and focuses her practice on environmental law and policy as well as real estate development. Lauren has deep public and private sector experience, having served in a variety of governmental roles, including as president and CEO of the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency. In this role, she led the state’s quasi-public finance and development agency, working with businesses, nonprofits, banks, and communities to stimulate economic growth across the Commonwealth. She previously served as commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and as general counsel and deputy secretary for Environmental Policy at the Executive Office of Transportation and Construction for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Additionally, she was senior environmental counsel for the Central Artery/Ted Williams Tunnel project.

Lauren has authored numerous articles and participated in various panels and conferences for federal and state environmental and economic development groups, bar associations, and other environmental, business, industry, and municipal organizations. She has guest-lectured in environmental and transportation issues at Boston College Law School, Suffolk University Graduate Program, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.