Lisa Borodkin founded her own law practice with a mission to simplify the law and get superb results for clients. She does this by putting the clients' needs first, using technology, and finding great collaborators.
Lisa handles entertainment transactions and commercial litigation with an emphasis on entertainment, intellectual property and the Internet. Her cases often involve novel areas of the law involving the overlap between entertainment and technology.
Lisa's recent focus has been on representing digital television streaming services and social media entertainment brands in navigating the new entertainment opportunities presented by social media.
A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Law School, Lisa has also litigated numerous high-profile lawsuits, including music copyrights, online defamation, file-sharing, and online harassment and defamation. Her clients have ranged from Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke in Bridgeport v. Williams (the "Blurred Lines" case), to Metallica and Dr. Dre in Metallica v. Napster, to some of the 30,000 John Doe defendants sued by the record companies in P2P litigation.
Lisa has published articles on the ethics of using social media for lawyers in California Lawyer magazine, guest-blogged for the Guardian, and written an op-ed piece for the San Francisco Chronicle on "We, the Users - Facebook Users' Bill of Rights."
Lisa worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and clerked for Chief Judge Diane P. Wood of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge I. Leo Glasser of the Eastern District of New York before entering private practice.
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