Lisa V. Zivkovic

Associate | New York

lzivkovic@mofo.com | (212) 468-8000 lzivkovic@mofo.com
(212) 468-8000

Dr. Lisa V. Zivkovic’s practice focuses on assisting clients with global data privacy compliance, data breach response and planning, cyber fraud, data security planning, cross-border data transfers, information management, cloud computing, and government investigations. She has experience advising her clients on a number of U.S. and international privacy laws, including:

  • The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • The Federal Trade Commission Act
  • The Electronic Communications Privacy Act
  • The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule

Lisa’s wide range of clients include companies from technology, financial services, data aggregation and analytics, vehicle, and telematics sectors.

Lisa received her Ph.D. at New York University in the history of data privacy in the United States and Europe. Her scholarship and by extension her practice emphasize the importance of understanding the underlying technology of communication network systems to inform her analysis of the law and policy. Her dissertation “Reconciling the European and American Approaches to Privacy Law: A Historical and Legal Analysis of Privacy Law and Data Communications Technology in the United States and Europe, 1978-2018,” is a comparative history of technology and legal history of data privacy. By virtue of examining the technological architecture of the Minitel, France’s precursor to the Internet, and the Internet, and the surrounding legal regimes of both communication network systems. Lisa’s dissertation reveals that the privacy regimes in the U.S. and Europe are not irreconcilable and that certain concepts, such as the right to privacy and paying for services with access to personal data, were salient concepts to both networks in their early days.

At Fordham University School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor, she was active with the Urban Law Journal and was a Decennial Fellow at the Center of Law and Information Policy. While at Fordham, she completed a legal externship in the Bureau of Internet and Technology at the Office of the New York Attorney General. While at New York University, Lisa served as an assistant editor for the professional peer-review journal, French Politics, Society & Culture. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Science magna cum laude from Princeton University, was a two-time winner for Best Undergraduate Thesis, and participated in an exchange program with Institut D’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Sciences-Po.

Lisa served as Young Privacy Professional of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ New York KnowledgeNet Chapter in 2020, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

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