CRV Names General Counsel

Lisa Bonner Haines has joined Charles River Ventures as general counsel. She previously was associate general counsel for Monster Worldwide.




Charles River Ventures (CRV), one of the nation’s leading early-stage venture capital firms, today announced that Lisa Bonner Haines has joined the firm as general counsel. Haines brings a wealth of experience to the position, previously serving as associate general counsel for Monster Worldwide and assistant general counsel for Interactive Data Corporation. In her new role, Haines will oversee all legal matters for CRV, including portfolio company financings, fund formation, and employment matters. 


“Lisa is well-respected in the legal community and her experience in handling a range of matters, from venture capital financings to IPOs to M&A transactions, will be a tremendous asset to the CRV team and our portfolio of companies,” said Bruce Sachs, general partner, Charles River Ventures. 


Haines joins CRV from Monster Worldwide where she served as associate general counsel and  primary senior attorney supporting Prior to Monster, Haines served as assistant general counsel for Interactive Data Corporation  where she advised management on Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) compliance matters. Before Interactive Data, Haines was a Junior Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.


Haines holds a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University and a J.D. cum laude from Boston University School of Law. Haines is a member of the Massachusetts and New York Bars.


“It is an exciting time to be working with CRV and its portfolio companies. CRV has a longstanding reputation as a top venture firm, and that reputation is only getting stronger as the firm continues to generate top returns,” said Haines. “I’m looking forward to working with CRV’s team of smart and successful investors and entrepreneurs.”


About Charles River Ventures


Founded in 1970, Charles River Ventures is one of the nation’s oldest and most successful early-stage venture capital firms with approximately $2.1 billion under management. CRV is dedicated to helping exceptional entrepreneurs turn their ideas into the next category leaders in high growth technology and media sectors. Over the past 10 years, CRV funds have been ranked among the industry’s top performers. CRV has offices in Boston, MA and Menlo Park, CA. For more information, visit