Lisa Davis is senior advisor for international legal affairs at Freedom House promoting human rights and the rule of law. She also assists the Director of Programs in coordinating Freedom House's major program initiatives and overseas offices. She is a lawyer with over fifteen years of legal and democracy building experience. Ms. Davis manages Freedom House's RIGHTS Consortium, a global partnership between Freedom House, the American Bar Association, and the National Democratic Institute. She has developed and expanded a portfolio of Freedom House human rights defender support programs in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa, and represents Freedom House in international human rights fora. Prior to her international work, Ms. Davis was a trial attorney with the federal government. Ms. Davis graduated with a Masters in International and Comparative Law with distinction from the Georgetown University Law Center and with a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia, School of Law.