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Elizabeth Banker

Adjunct Professor of Law


Elizabeth Banker is VP, Legal Advocacy for the Chamber of Progress. Over the 25 years of practice, she has held a variety of roles addressing legal and policy issues connected with online services. Prior to Chamber of Progress, Elizabeth was Deputy General Counsel at Internet Association where she directed policy on consumer privacy and content moderation.

Elizabeth has first-hand experience responding to the challenges that face online services as a veteran of both Twitter and Yahoo!. She was Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Law Enforcement, Security and Safety at Yahoo! Inc. for more than a decade.  More recently she was Senior Director and Associate General Counsel for Global Law Enforcement and Safety at Twitter.  Elizabeth spent five years as a shareholder at ZwillGen, a boutique law firm focused on privacy and security in Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth has testified before the House of Representatives and the Senate on child online safety and Section 230; managed litigation challenging surveillance laws before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and Court of Review; represented companies in government and internal investigations ranging from Russian election interference to foreign espionage; and participated in litigation of numerous Section 230 cases.

Elizabeth taught as an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law Center. She graduated summa cum laude from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, and holds a master’s degree from Catholic’s School of Philosophy. She attended Northwestern University and earned a B.A. in Philosophy from the College of Arts and Sciences.


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