Ronda Lee - Johnnie Cochran - Willie Gary


RONDA L. LEE is an attorney, writer, storyteller, executive speechwriter, on-air host, reporter and journalist with exceptionally broad experience in law, business, education, and government. Her business and management audit experience give her a vital edge in cutting to the core of policy and legal tangles.

She gets things done by understanding the big picture, analysis of key factors, coming up with practical solutions, and throwing in a bit of satire and humor.

Always seeking to learn from the best, she worked with litigation giants Johnnie Cochran and Willie Gary on a misappropriation of trade secret trial against a major entertainment conglomerate. Illinois licensed and active 2001-2012. New York licensed and active 2011 to present.

She relocated to NYC to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. André Leon Talley, icon and legendary former editor-at-large for Vogue, said that her article on him was “one of the finest pitched profiles ever in life…brilliant…marvelous talent of wordsmithing.”

She is a senior reporter for personal finance at Yahoo Finance reporting and writing news-driven articles, trend pieces on housing, taxes, insurance, and student loans with feature pieces on gender equity, the racial wealth gap, and building generational wealth for first generation wealth creators.

She has on-air appearances with Yahoo Finance LIVE, co-hosting the All Markets Tax Summit and Student Loan Coverage Week. She has interviewed Steve Stoute, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), James Kvaal – undersecretary at the Education Department, HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge, and others.

She was an associate editor for insurance at Business Insider with feature articles on closing the racial wealth gap, building the best financial team, dismantling life insurance myths, and hosted a webinar on building generational wealth.

She was a contributing writer for HuffPost with articles featured on the front pageBusiness, Politics, EducationArts & CultureStyle, and Black Voices.  She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

In 2010, she founded Ronda-isms: Good Bad & Ugly, branded content with an intersectional feminist lens on politics, education, and culture.

Ronda’s motto in life is that failure is an option and it is okay, just keep on trying. Failure is the breeding ground for success if you are willing to learn from your mistakes and not repeat them.