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Alissa Lugo

Sr Director Analyst

Alissa Lugo is a Senior Director, Analyst with the Legal & Compliance Group. She supports General Counsel in matters related to corporate governance. Ms. Lugo has more than 15 years of experience providing C-Suite, Boards, and General Counsel advice relating to corporate governance challenges facing their companies.

Ms. Lugo can assist clients on a wide range of corporate governance issues, including advising on emerging corporate governance trends, board and management matters, director lifecycle events, corporate secretarial duties, developing and improving ESG programs, assessing and improving corporate governance practices and board processes, developing entity management programs, developing subsidiary governance frameworks (including director appointments to subsidiary boards), executive officer and director compensation topics (including hiring of compensation consultants, compensation committee role and duties, say-on-pay votes, alignment to ESG metrics and goals, etc.), stockholder defense and activism (including governing document considerations, overall hostile takeover process, poison pills, ISS ratings, etc.), annual stockholder meetings (including timelines, vendors, proxy planning, etc.), pre- and post-IPOs (including timelines, hiring of advisors, creating work management frameworks and processes, developing board and governance frameworks, educating employees/directors/officers, etc.), board policy topics (such as stock ownership guidelines, independence guidelines, director eligibility guidelines, etc.), and stockholder engagement (including developing an overall engagement approach).

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Lugo was an Equity Partner for a national law firm in the Corporate Governance & Securities Group. Ms. Lugo has extensive expertise in securities, corporate governance, and general corporate law. She regularly advised executive officers, general counsel, and board of directors at both public and private companies on SEC regulatory filings, federal securities laws compliance, day-to-day corporate governance issues, and capital raising deals, including IPOs, follow-on public offerings, secondary public offerings, and private placement offerings. Ms. Lugo regularly partnered with clients to learn their business, culture, and goals to ensure that her advice was practical, solution-oriented, and tailored to their specific needs and objectives.

Professional background

Baker & Hostetler, LLP

Equity Partner

Areas of coverage

General Counsel, Board and C-Suite Support


Juris Doctor, Levin College of Law, University of Florida

B.S.B.A., Finance, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Emerging corporate governance trends

2Reviewing and analyzing board policies, guidelines and charters

3Corporate secretarial duties and responsibilities

4Developing or improving ESG programs and disclosures

5Assessing and improving corporate governance practices and board processes

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