Shareholder, Washington, D.C.
Elizabeth joined ZwillGen after spending almost eleven years as in-house counsel for Yahoo! Inc. At the time she left Yahoo!, Elizabeth was Vice President, Associate General Counsel for Global Law Enforcement Compliance and Information Security based in Washington, DC. In this role, she oversaw Yahoo!'s global policies and procedures for responding to law enforcement requests in both criminal and national security investigations, responding to requests for user data in civil litigation and other contexts, complying with law enforcement requirements related to data retention and data access, as well as advising the business on child safety, information security and other safety and online abuse issues. Earlier in her career with Yahoo!, Elizabeth was responsible for product regulatory compliance issues as well. At ZwillGen, her practice focuses on assisting a wide range of internet and technology companies with similar issues and using her in-house experience to help clients craft business-oriented solutions to legal issues.
Elizabeth has substantial expertise in child online safety issues including being a founding member of the industry-NCMEC Technology Coalition, testifying twice before Congress on internet safety issues, and serving on various committees and working groups including the Virginia Youth internet Safety Task Force and most recently as a member of the Online Safety Technical Working Group under the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the Department of Commerce. In addition, she has provided law enforcement training for Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces, state Attorneys General offices, and international law enforcement groups.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Elizabeth was an associate in the Washington, DC office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where she focused on assisting clients with issues related to U.S. and international regulations and policy related to encryption import, export and use restrictions; computer security and infrastructure protection policy; Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act ("CALEA") requirements and privacy. As a member of the firm's International Trade group, Elizabeth developed experience with export controls and OFAC.
Elizabeth also was the Assistant General Counsel of the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection. As legal counsel for the Commission, she was charged with developing legal and policy recommendations to protect critical infrastructures -- including telecommunications, banking and finance, power systems, and transportation -- from disruption as a result of computer crime, cyber-terrorism, or physical attacks.
Elizabeth has been involved in a number of activities related to technology law including serving as an adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown Law Center and Washington & Lee University's School of Law, participating on the steering committee of the FBI's Information Technology Study Group, and representing Yahoo! on the Board of Directors of the Internet Content Ratings Association and the United States Internet Service Providers Association.