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Lisa Fitzgerald


Lisa’s practice covers all aspects of technology, media and telecommunications with a focus on emerging technologies and data. With more than a decade of experience as a leading lawyer at global firms, Lisa has diverse experience advising established global businesses, scale-ups and start-ups in Australia and the UK. 

Her expertise encompasses data, technology procurement, business process outsourcing, infrastructure (construction, maintenance and access), product launches, intellectual property, wholesale and retail supply and advising government. In 2019, Lisa led major matters for the national broadband network project and advised various businesses on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data governance, data breaches, consumer data rights, encryption laws, digital ID sharing platforms, including for a Big Four bank, fintechs and global data analytics companies.


Lisa has significant experience acting for large publicly listed corporations, large multinationals, scale-ups, start-ups and government business enterprises.

Lisa’s experience includes:

  • advising a range of telecommunications, media and technology (vendor and customer) clients on all aspects of complex commercial transactions and commercial strategies including those with multiple dependencies and cross-organisational risk 
  • advising on the application of Australian regulations for products with connectivity and telecommunications components
  • negotiating transmission services agreements for a range of broadcasting associations 
  • negotiating wholesale customer and supply contracts 
  • advising on a diverse range of data protection and privacy matters from collection of personal data to the extra-territorial effect of the GDPR and arrangements with data partners and aggregators (including for a Big Four bank)
  • advising on major content production and content licensing agreements for Australian and European businesses with content partners, photo, newsfeed and video suppliers as well as music licensing arrangements with collection agencies
  • advising on disputes in relation to breaches of contract, termination and repudiation of contract, IP disputes including claims of copyright and trade mark infringement, and defamation/libel for a variety of companies


02 August 2019 - Knowledge

The Australian Consumer Data Right is go

#Data & Privacy

Legislation creating the highly anticipated Consumer Data Right has been passed by the Australian Federal Government. Formal commencement is expected to begin in February 2020. Read our overview to understand how you are affected.

01 August 2019 - Knowledge

Facebook just fine following eye-watering privacy penalty?

#Data & Privacy, #Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Following a year-long investigation into Facebook’s role in the Cambridge Analytica privacy saga, the US Federal Trade Commission and Facebook have reached a settlement whereby Facebook will be required to pay US $5.1 billion for violating a previous settlement order with the FTC.

16 July 2019 - Knowledge

Re-assessing the value of Facebook for business in Australia: Heightened risk in operating public pages

#Technology, Media & Telecommunications

The risks associated with operating a public Facebook page have increased under Australian (state-based) defamation law following a recent decision.