Lisa Fitzgerald is a partner in the Corporate practice at Lander & Rogers and co-head of the firm's Digital Economy practice. In addition to general commercial, corporate and regulatory work, Lisa specialises in technology, media, telecommunications, privacy, cyber security and intellectual property rights.
Lisa’s practice covers all aspects of technology, media, telecommunications, data, privacy and intellectual property rights, with a focus on emerging technologies, data services and cyber security. With over two decades of experience as a leading lawyer at top tier firms, Lisa’s experience includes advising established global businesses and scale-ups in multiple sectors ─ from technology to financial services, wholesale and retail markets to the health sector, in Australia and the UK. Lisa's expertise extends to cross-border transactions and global expansion into domestic and international markets, and encompasses regulatory compliance (including the Consumer Data Right, the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme, Part IIIA of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) relating to credit reporting, prudential standards including CPS 234 and the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 (Cth)), Australian Consumer Law, corporate governance, directors' duties, product launches (including IoT), intellectual property, wholesale and retail supply.
Lisa is a former High Court Associate to the Hon Ken Hayne AC KC, served as Acting Chief Privacy Officer for a major bank, is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Councillor on its Victorian State Council. Lisa also sits on the Media and Communications Committee of the Law Council of Australia and the CEDA Business Dynamism and Competitiveness Member Advisory Committee and has served as a non-executive director for a global software company.
Lisa’s experience includes:
- advising Big Four banks on major data and privacy matters including the Consumer Data Right, data breaches, data breach response plans, privacy access requests, privacy impact statements and the specialist subject of credit information and credit reporting under Part IIIA of the Privacy Act 1988
- advising technology vendors and customers in relation to licensing, AI, data analytics, biometric data, data sharing platforms, digital identity platforms and data governance frameworks
- advising on world leading FTTC technology for the national broadband network
- advising major private sector telecommunications carriers and Retail Service Providers on regulatory and transactional matters
- acting for the national broadband network project on multi-billion dollar operations, outsourcing, procurement, security and regulatory matters
- acting for state governments on major multi-million dollar digital media services procurement
- acting for State emergency services on patent licensing and patent infringement matters relating to multi-billion dollar automation projects
- negotiating patent licensing arrangements for biotech companies with universities and private investors
- advising on copyright licensing and infringement matters for universities, creative industries, streaming services and broadcasters
- advising on innovation patents, facial recognition technologies and Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 in the health sector
- advising on trademark and design right registrations, oppositions and infringements in Australia and internationally
- advising on the National Access Regime in respect of various infrastructure
- advising foreign headquartered corporates on Australian regulatory matters including for products with connectivity, telecommunications components and data services
- negotiating transmission services agreements for a range of broadcasting associations including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
- Lisa recently led a team of lawyers and legal technologists in building the market-leading, interactive privacy impact assessment tool, Lander & Rogers PrivacyComply, which was awarded a Commended in the 2023 FT Innovative Lawyer Awards for Privacy and Cyber Security, APAC