Leocadia Zak


Hon. Leocadia (Lee) Zak is President of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. A lawyer and expert on international trade, Lee served for seven years as Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). Before that, she served as General Counsel and Deputy Director of USTDA. Lee’s accomplishments at USTDA include leading development of the Aviation Cooperation Programs in China, India and Brazil, the Energy Cooperation Programs in China and India, and the worldwide Global Procurement Initiative. Before joining USTDA, Lee was a partner at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., practicing in corporate, municipal and international finance. She served as counsel in connection with a variety of finance transactions for energy, transportation, healthcare, telecommunications and tourism projects.

Lee was also an Adjunct Professor of Law and has taught International Project Finance at the Boston University School of Law, Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law Studies and the Georgetown University Law Center. Lee received her Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College, which named her to its Women of Influence Gallery, and her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law.