Overview

Lisa Zivkovic is an associate in the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Technology Transactions, and Intellectual Property practices in Mayer Brown’s New York office. Lisa advises a wide range of clients, including technology, financial services, and telematics companies, on new and complex legal and policy issues regarding global data privacy, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and big data.  Her practice focuses on assisting clients with government investigations and regulatory compliance with state, federal, and international privacy regulations, including data breach notification, national security, and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  

Lisa also counsels leading global consumer brands in trademark, copyright, and false advertising disputes, in addition to intellectual property licensing and brand protection.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Lisa completed a PhD in the history of data privacy in the United States and Europe. Her dissertation, entitled “Reconciling the European and America 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 in the United States and Europe. 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 US and Europe are not irreconcilable and 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. Her scholarship and by extension her practice emphasize the importance of understanding the underlying technology to inform her analysis of the law and policy. She has also published recently on the subject.  Pursuant to winning the Tradafir Writing Competition, her article, entitled “The Alignment Between the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation: Reform Needs to Protect the Data Subject,” was published in University of Iowa’s College of Law’s Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems Journal. She also completed a legal externship in the Bureau of Internet and Technology at the Office of the New York Attorney General.

Lisa received a PhD from New York University and a JD from Fordham University School of Law in 2018.  At New York University, she served as Assistant Editor for the Professional Peer-Review Journal, French Politics, Society & Culture.  At Fordham Law, she was a Decennial Fellow at the Center of Law and Information Policy and a member of Fordham Law’s Urban Law Journal. She received a Bachelor of Arts and Science from Princeton University, where she did an exchange with the Institut D’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Sciences-Po, graduated magna cum laude, and was a two-time prize winner for Best Undergraduate Thesis.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • French

Education

New York University, PhD

Princeton University, BA, magna cum laude

Fordham University School of Law, JD

Admissions

  • New York

Memberships

Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Winner of the Tradafir Writing Competition leading to publication of article, entitled “The Alignment Between the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation: Reform Needs to Protec the Data Subject,” in University of Iowa’s College of Law’s Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems Journal.