Lucy Ricca is the director of Policy and Programs at the Center on the Legal Profession at Stanford Law School. For the past decade, Ms. Ricca has been immersed in the movement to reform legal profession regulation to increase innovation, market diversification, and access to justice.
She was a member of the task force which conceptualized and implemented the regulatory reform project in Utah and a Special Project Advisor at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (“IAALS”) on the Unlocking Legal Regulation project. Ms. Ricca served as the Executive Director of the Deborah L. Rhode Center on the Legal Profession from 2013 – 2018 and lectured at Stanford Law School. She has written on the regulation of the profession, the changing practice of law, and diversity in the profession.
Ms. Ricca clerked for Judge James P. Jones of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Before clerking, Ms. Ricca practiced white collar criminal defense, securities, antitrust, and complex commercial litigation as an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Ms. Ricca received her B.A. cum laude in History from Dartmouth College and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
You can view Ms. Ricca’s publications here.