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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.



Languages spoken: French

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Practice areas


  1. Entertainment: 50%
    18 years, 12 cases
  2. Internet: 20%
    18 years, 11 cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    18 years, 22 cases
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%
    18 years, 16 cases



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  • Steven Caleb Papkin

    I endorse Lisa without reservation. She is extremely knowledgeable about music, entertainment and new media and is passionate about providing the best possible legal representation to her clients.


    Steven Papkin Business Attorney
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  • Robert Scott Lawrence

    I endorse this lawyer. Lisa is extremely intelligent, articulate, personable, and just flat out knows her stuff.


    Robert Lawrence Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

1900 Avenue of the Stars
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90067


NYCurrently registered 200307/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Joseph D. Solomon Prize for Law and the ArtsColumbia Law SchoolN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLisa Borodkin, Attorney2008 - Present
AssociateMcGuireWoods2002 - 2004
Senior AttorneyCallahan & Blaine2000 - 2001
AssociateKing Holmes Paterno & Berliner LLP1998 - 2000
Law Clerk to Honorable Diane P. WoodUnited States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit1996 - 1997
Law Clerk to the Honorable I. Leo GlasserUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of New York1995 - 1996
Tax DivisionUnited States Deparment Of Justice1995 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California, Business Law SectionN/A2012 - Present
Academy of Television Arts and SciencesMember, Interactive Peer Group2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/AN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
California State Bar Section on Intellectual Property LawN/A2008 - 2011
National Academy of Television Arts and SciencesMember2006 - 2009
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2002 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Roswell Records, Inc. v. Miramax FIlm Corp.Favorable settlement
John "Ozzy" Osbourne v. Music Video ProductsFavorable settlement
Group Independent Sales Organization v. Global ISO, LLC, et al.Favorable settlement and dismissal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard UniversityVisual and Environmental StudiesA.B.N/A
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of London, Courtauld Institute of ArtHistory of ArtMA - MastersN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 NAELA SummitPutting Yourself Out There: Navigating Ethical and Legal Issues in Social Media2015
12th Annual Stanford ECommerce Best Practices ConferenceBest Practices in Ethical Online and Mobile Marketing2015
This Week in Law (Netcast)Mergers of Dystopia (This Week in Law 247)2014
This Week in LawIntriguingly Hogan (This Week in Law 243)2014
Social Media Club LACover Your Back! Legal Protection for Social Media and Bloggers2013
South By Southwest Interactive 2012Help! I Have an Internet Stalker or Blackmailer2012
9th Annual Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices ConferenceSocial Media Policies2012
Wordpress Wordcamp OCLaw of the Blogosphere2011
South by Southwest Interactive ConferenceSocial Network Users' Bill of Rights: You Decide2011
NARM Entertainment & Technology Law ConferenceRogue Website Legislation and the Future of Anti-Piracy Efforts2011
Media Law SurveyTelecommunications Law2011
J309Online Media Law2011
University of Southern California Annenberg Guest Lecture (with Prof. Jack Lerner)The Law in Cyberspace2010
This Week in Law 87 (Webcast)"Planes, Trains and Automatons": Technology Law2010
Peter B. Collins Radio Show Episode 142The Internets: Social Network Bill of Rights2010
NewMedialocityLaw for Web Video Producers2010
New Media AcademyWeb and New Media Television Deals2010
Guest Speaker, USC AnnenbergThe Law in Cyberspace2010
Gov 2.0 RadioGov 2.0 and the Law2010
Gov 2.0 LALegal Implications of Gov 2.02010
Fashion Camp LAFashionably Legal: Law for Fashion Startups2010
ACM Computers, Freedom and Privacy ConferenceBills of Rights for Social Network Sites2010
Blog World and New Media ExpoThe New FTC Guides for Bloggers2009
Lawyer2Lawyer PodcastFederal Copyright Law & Guns n’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy2008
CMJ New Music MarathonMost Influential Copyright Cases of the Last Decade2007