Risk Alternative Team Bios

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Ted Bilich, CEO

Ted Bilich is the Chief Executive Officer of Risk Alternatives, where he provides training and organizational development engagements to organizations across the United States.

Before founding Risk Alternatives, Ted was a Distinguished Visiting Professor from Practice at Georgetown University Law Center. At Georgetown, his research focused on preventive law, risk management, governance, compliance, and complex dispute resolution. Prior to fulltime teaching, Ted served for more than 20 years in the Washington DC office of the international law firm of Jones Day and taught at Georgetown for many years as an adjunct professor.

Ted is a member of the American Law Institute, where he serves on the Consultative Group Committee for the ALI’s current project, Principles of the Law, Compliance, Enforcement, and Risk Management. He has also served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Leadership Center for Excellence, the Washington Lawyers Commission for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, the Latino Student Fund, the Washington Humane Society, the Hispanic Bar Association of DC Foundation, and the DC Bar Litigation Section Steering Committee.

Ted has written widely about risk management and process improvement. He has published articles in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Corporate Responsibility Magazine, and Risk Management Magazine, as well as scores of blog posts and podcasts.

Ted has lectured, presented, and consulted throughout the United States and overseas on risk management, process improvement, board governance, civic engagement, ethics, and numerous other issues. He is the author of three editions of a leading law school casebook on class actions and other multi-party litigation. He received his B.A. in economics, summa cum laude, from Wake Forest University, and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Linda Lenrow Lopez, Senior Consultant

Linda Lenrow Lopez is a Senior Consultant with Risk Alternatives. She has more than 25 years of cutting-edge private sector risk management and project management expertise, including serving as the Bechtel Project Risk Manager for Phase One of the Dulles Metrorail extension in Northern Virginia. Linda joined Risk Alternatives in 2019 following a career with Bechtel Corporation, which consistently ranks in the top half of the Forbes Top 25 Private Companies list. Linda has worked extensively in both US and international project contexts.

Linda is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, bringing extensive knowledge of risk management and Lean Six Sigma to our customers’ projects.

Linda received her BA with dual majors in International Relations and Politics, and a minor in Spanish from Lake Forest College.