Romina Lucia Filippou is a Senior Director for the California and New York offices, specializing in placing associates, counsel and partners in boutique, mid-sized and Big Law firms. Before joining Lateral Link, she worked for four years as a legal recruiter for a national attorney recruiting firm, placing attorneys at firms and in-house throughout the West Coast. Romina also worked as a corporate associate for the Boston office of Foley & Lardner LLP, where her practice centered on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and fund formation, and briefly worked for Harvard Law School’s JD admissions office. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.
Romina earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, and her B.A. summa cum laude with a double major in Italian Studies and Legal Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. After graduating from Berkeley and before starting at HLS, Romina served as a political intern for the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, and worked as a legal assistant for Nunziante Magrone, an Italian law firm in Rome.
Romina is a first-generation Bay Area native and second-generation Cal Berkeley graduate, whose Argentinian mother and Greek father met at Berkeley’s International House as well as in a graduate math course. Romina grew up visiting her relatives in Cordoba, Argentina and in Thessaloniki, Greece, and speaks Spanish, Italian, some French and a bit of Greek. She also understands and speaks some Catalan, as her husband is from Barcelona. The couple met in Cambridge, while Romina was in law school and her husband was pursuing his PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT.
Romina currently splits her time between Los Angeles, the Bay Area and Boston. Outside of work, Romina enjoys playing the piano, singing, playing tennis, swimming, hiking, skiing and traveling.