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Ms. Lisa V. Zivkovic, Ph.D is an associate in the New York Office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the Firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation, Technology Transactions, and Litigation Practices Groups.
Ms. Zivkovic advises a wide range of clients, including technology, financial services, data aggregation and analytics, vehicle, 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 data breach response and planning, cyber fraud, cloud computing, as well as government investigations and regulatory compliance with state, federal, and international privacy regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act, EU General Data Protection Regulation, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule, and other proposed laws.
Ms. Zivkovic completed her Doctor of Philosophy 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, Ms. Zivkovic’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.
Ms. Zivkovic received her Doctor of Philosophy from New York University and her Juris Doctor 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 her 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.
Ms. Zivkovic is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Ms. Zivkovic is the Young Privacy Professional of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ New York KnowledgeNet Chapter, as well as a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Fordham University - 2018 Juris Doctor
New York University - 2018 Doctor of Philosophy
New York University - 2013 Master of Philosophy
Princeton University - 2008 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar