Lisa Borodkin is passionate about popularizing technology, simplifying the law and getting great results for her clients.
She has a private law practice in Los Angeles focused on technology, law and media. She has negotiated licenses and agreements involving the convergence of entertainment and new media since 1998.
Her recent cases have included issues of first impression involving the safe harbor provisions for user-generated content under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the discoverability of IP addresses in "John Doe" copyright infringement cases. In addition, she has experience handling complex trust and estate matters, particularly those involving art assets.
Lisa's practice has evolved with the Internet, from meta tag infringement, cybersquatting, and Napster, to technology IPOs, file-sharing litigation, Web 2.0, reputation rating websites and advising technology startups. She has represented AOL, Network Solutions, Dr. Dre, Metallica and negotiated with film and television studios and online web television distributors. She has also represented parties in arbitrations before the AAA, JAMS, and NASD, and in investigations by the NYSE, SEC, the United States Department of Justice and numerous State Attorney General's offices.
Lisa is a regular contributor to California Lawyer Magazine on legal ethics and social media She also co-produced and hosted "TechZulu Law," a web telvision series on law and technology. She has appeared as a guest on Denise Howell's "This Week in Law" on the TWiT network and guest lectured at USC's Annenberg School.
Lisa served as a law clerk to the Honorable Diane P. Wood, United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Seventh Circuit and to the Honorable I. Leo Glasser, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York. Her government service also includes a summer clerkship at the United States Department of Justice.
She received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Her Columbia Law Review note,"The Economics of Antiquities Looting and a Proposed Legal Alternative," is frequently cited in international publications concerning art and cultural property. She received her A.B. cum laude from Harvard University in Visual and Environmental Studies. She also has an M.A. in History of Art from the University of London, Courtauld Institute of Art.