Director of Policy and Programs, Center on the Legal Profession
Lucy Ricca is the Director of Policy and Programs for the Center on the Legal Profession. Before starting this role, Ricca was the first Executive Director of the Utah Office of Legal Services Innovation, a new regulator of legal services launched by the Utah Supreme Court. Ricca has been immersed in the movement to reform regulation of the legal profession to increase innovation, market diversification, and access to justice. She was a Special Project Advisor at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (“IAALS”), advising on the Unlocking Legal Regulation project. She served as the Executive Director of the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession from 2013 – 2018. She also served as a Lecturer at Stanford Law School and has written on the regulation of the profession, the changing practice of law, and diversity in the profession. Ricca clerked for Judge James P. Jones of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Before clerking, Ricca practiced white collar criminal defense, securities, antitrust, and complex commercial litigation as an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Ricca received her B.A. cum laude in History from Dartmouth College and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.