Autumn Visser is a member of the Business and Corporate and Emerging Growth practice teams at Woods Rogers. She also serves as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

She concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, contract drafting and negotiation, and venture and seed capital financing. Autumn also works on real estate issues, government contracts, and licensing.

Prior to Woods Rogers, Autumn spent five years in-house as Corporate Counsel for a global consumer products manufacturing company headquartered in the United States with offices in Australia, Canada, France, and South Africa. In this role, Autumn managed the legal functions for seven diverse business lines and was the key contact for all outside counsel.

Autumn is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Public Relations and a minor in journalism. She earned her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, Calif., where she worked on the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judges and was a founding member of the Legal Waves. She is a member of the Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar Board of Governors where she is Chair of the Business Law Section. She is also affiliated with the Virginia Women Attorneys Association and the National LGBT Bar Association. Autumn has been recognized by Virginia Business magazine as a Legal Elite attorney.

Autumn serves on the Board of Directors for Goodwill of the Valleys and has chaired the annual Biggest Night in Business for Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia.

Attorney Perspectives

Speaking Engagements

  • Lawline | Gender Diversity in the Practice of Law
    December 16, 2022
  • Lawline | Gender Diversity in the Practice of Law
    December 16, 2022
  • Virginia State Bar Business Law Section | Contract Terminations, Claims and Drafting for the Business Lawyer
    November 11, 2020
  • ACA Southeastern Regional Meeting | Keeping More of Your Money: The Latest Policies that Impact Your Bottom Line
    September 10, 2019

Seminars + Events

  • Using Intellectual Property as a Business Asset
    May 10, 2018

Recognition