Lisa Kabnick is head of financial transactions at Reed Smith LLP, where she has been a partner since January 2003. Previously she was chair of the finance practice group at Pepper Hamilton LLP. Her focus is on the representation of financial institutions and borrowers in syndicated secured transactions; financing companies across industries, including health care and communications; and international transactions and workouts. Lisa serves on the Board of the Delaware River Maritime Enterprise Council, the Corporate Partners Board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and is a trustee of the Pennsylvania Ballet. She was previously a Board member of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a trustee of Marlboro College, and was a founding Board member of the Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Magazine awarded Lisa the 2005 Trailblazer Award for her impact on the Philadelphia region's business community.
Lisa is a magna cum laude graduate of both the University of Pennsylvania (economics) and the University of Pittsburgh (J.D.).
Lisa lives in Philadelphia with her husband, John McFadden. They have two children. She is a breast cancer survivor and is honored to serve on the Breastcancer.org Board.