Lisa M. (Bonacci) Ogden serves as deputy counsel at the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) in Albany. Lisa was appointed associate counsel by the administration of Governor George E. Pataki in May 2006, and shortly thereafter was promoted to deputy counsel. In that capacity, she currently serves as the SLA's prosecutor for 35 of the state's 62 counties, prosecuting violators of the NYS Alcoholic Beverage Control Law by initiating disciplinary proceedings on behalf of the state; negotiating settlement offers including the imposition of civil penalties such as fines, cancellations, etc.; and representing the SLA at hearings before administrative law judges.
Over the course of her 12 years with the SLA, Lisa has prosecuted over 6,000 disciplinary cases resulting in excess of $12.5 million in revenue for the state. While at the SLA, Lisa was instrumental in implementing a legal internship program that featured recruiting initiatives and orientation training, as well as on-going mentoring and career development.
Prior to joining the SLA, Lisa served as assistant counsel for the New York State Department of Economic Development (DED). There she represented the DED at administrative hearings for the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) program; served as the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and ethics officer; and served as general counsel to the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), in Lake Placid, N.Y.
In addition to her duties with the SLA, Lisa proudly serves on the executive committee for Albany Law School's National Alumni Association, and is a past member of the board of directors for the Saratoga Springs Historical Society.
Lisa earned a JD from Albany Law School in 2003 and a BA in English from Le Moyne College in 2000. She lives in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. with her children John and Jude and her husband Joe.