FULL BIOGRAPHY AND PORTFOLIO
AUTHOR | SPEAKER
Orly Lobel is the award-winning author of several books and numerous articles. She is a prolific scholar, commentator, and speaker who travels around the world with an impact on policy and industry. She is the Don Weckstein Professor of Law at the University of San Diego and received her doctoral and law degrees from Harvard University. Her book Talent Wants to Be Free (Yale University Press) is the winner of several prestigious awards, including Gold Medal Axiom Best Business Books, Gold Medal Independent Publisher’s Award, the Gold Medal of Next Generation Indie Books and Winner of the International Book Awards for Best Business Book. Publishers Weekly describes Talent Wants to be Free as ”A compelling argument for a new set of attitudes toward human capital that will sharpen our competitive edge and fuel the creative sparks in any environment.” Lobel has taught at Yale Law School, UC San Diego, Tel-Aviv University and Harvard University and lectures regularly at top institutions around the globe. Lobel is the recipient of prestigious research grants, a member of the American Law Institute and serves on numerous advisory boards. a frequent speaker at universities. She was recently named one of The Marker Magazine's 50 sharpest minds. In 2016 Lobel was invited to Washington DC to present Talent Wants to be Free at the White House, a meeting which resulted in a presidential call for action. Lobel lives in La Jolla, California.
Lobel has published numerous articles in prestigious journals on behavioral law and economics, innovation policy, intellectual property, human capital, the sharing economy and the rise of the digital platform, regulation and governance.
Lobel’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Financial Times, The Sunday Times, Globe and Mail, Marketplace, Huffington Post, CNBC, and CNN Money. Her scholarship and research has received significant grants and awards, including from the ABA, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Fulbright, and the Searle-Kauffman Foundation.
She is a member of the American Law Institute and served as a fellow at Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Lobel’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, The Sunday Times, Globe and Mail, Marketplace, Huffington Post, CNBC, and CNN Money. Her scholarship and research has received significant grants and awards, including from the ABA, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Fulbright, and the Searle-Kauffman Foundation.
Lobel is a member of the American Law Institute and served as a fellow at Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She serves on the advisory boards of the San Diego Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the Employee Rights Center, and the Oxford Handbook on Governance.
A world traveler, Lobel is a frequent speaker at top research institutions, industry, and government forums throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. A celebrated author and scholar, Lobel’s writing has won important awards, fellowships and research grants. Lobel is regularly interviewed featured in the nation’s leading media outlets, journals and radio, such as the New York Times, BusinessWeek, and NPR’s Marketplace. She is a sought after public speaker and is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review. She is invited to speak and/or consult at leading associations and companies.
FEATURED TALKS AND ARTICLES
LIST OF FEATURED SPEAKER AND WRITING ROLES
Leadership and Organization
Inventions and Creativity
Motivating Yours Employees
Human Capital Management
Recruitment, Job Incentives, and Retention of the Best Talent
Global Talent Wars
Behavioral Psychology and Corporate Design
Market Competition & Economic Espionage
Intellectual Property – Patents, Copyright, Trade Secrets
Employment and Labor Law
Law and Economics
Women & Work
Diversity in Employment
Regions and Industrial Success
Sharing Economy and Platform Start-ups
Recent Articles by Lobel in the Popular Press:
Wall Street Journal:
Orly Lobel, The Benefits of Talent Mobility
New York Times:
Harvard Business Review:
Orly Lobel and Jim Bessen, Stop Trying to Control How Ex-Employees Use Their Knowledge
Orly Lobel, Choose Your Battles to Win the Talent War
Inc. Book interview:
Strategy + Business
Globe and Mail
If you love your most talented employees, set them free
TV and Radio Interviews:
11 Alive WXIA-TV
KUSI April 2014
Features and Interviews in Popular Media:
Human Capitalist, Don't Be a Control Freak at the Office: Q&A with Orly Lobel