As HISA’s Chief Executive Officer, Lisa Lazarus oversees the Authority’s full operations, including the implementation of the Racetrack Safety Program and the Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) Program. Lazarus works with stakeholders inside and outside the racing industry to evaluate and improve both programs on an ongoing basis.
Lazarus has a strong background in sports business and law, having established and led the Equestrian Practice at Morgan Sports Law, where she represented athletes, owners and trainers in disputes before national and international governing bodies. Before joining Morgan Sports Law, she served as General Counsel and later Chief of Business Development & Strategy at the Fédération Equestre Internationale, the international governing body for equestrian sports. Prior to that position, Lazarus spent a decade at the National Football League where she served as the league’s Labor Relations Counsel and Senior Legal Counsel. Lazarus began her legal career working as an associate at Akin Gump after clerking for a Federal District Court Judge in Memphis, Tennessee, following her graduation from Fordham University School of Law.