Lisa Pelta

"After taking a 15 year “break” from the practice of law to raise my children, I was offered a position to work with the firm’s Employee Benefits lawyers. It was definitely a transition returning to practice, but made easier by the fact that the firm was supportive of my transition and has been very flexible."
Lisa Pelta, Counsel

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Lisa Pelta

"Nowhere is it easier to get to good skiing than from Rochester."

When it comes to skiing, Lisa has experienced New England, Colorado, Utah, and Canada. But given that there is challenging terrain in the Finger Lakes region, less than 30 miles from Rochester, it makes weekly ski excursions a breeze. “I can wake up at 8:00 a.m. and be on the slopes by 9:00 a.m. Not bad.”

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Choosing the Right Firm

While life is a journey, your career path doesn’t have to take too many turns. You might have chosen the wrong path initially, or you are simply looking for change. Many of our lateral hires have moved from larger metropolitan areas, looking for a quality of life that escaped them.

Whatever your reason for looking, we invite you to apply to Harter Secrest & Emery. We regularly seek to hire a limited number of experienced associates who began practice elsewhere. We look for bright, personable and motivated individuals who share our values: the pursuit of excellence for our clients, a commitment to the communities in which we practice, and mutual respect for each other.


This website presents only general information not intended as legal advice. Although we encourage calls, letters and emails from prospective clients, please keep in mind that merely contacting Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (HSE) does not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. Confidential information should not be sent to HSE until you have been notified in writing by HSE that a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Information sent to us before then may not be treated as confidential by HSE or the court.

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