Lissette Duran

Lissette Duran is a Senior Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLC in New York in the Sustainability & Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) Advisory Practice.  Lissette has extensive experience advising clients on their ESG efforts, with a focus on internal investigations, racial equity audits and assessments, and development of HR and DEI policies and disclosures.  

Prior to joining the ESG practice, she was a litigation associate specializing in complex litigation and regulatory defense, representing leading companies in finance, oil and energy, and technology.  Lissette is also very active outside of work.  She is a Deputy Regional President for HNBA Region II, a member of the Lideres Board of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, and a member of the Board of the Dominican Women’s Development Center.  Lissette earned her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Columbia Law School.  After graduation, Lissette clerked for Judge Edgardo Ramos at the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York.  

Prior to government service, she was an Associate at Cooper Liebowitz Royster & Wright, a commercial litigation firm, and Senior Staff Attorney at Planned Parenthood Federation conducting litigation nationwide in support of women’s right to abortion and contraception.  

She is honored to have clerked for the Honorable Constance Baker Motley in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.