Elizabeth Banker is Vice President of Legal Advocacy for Chamber of Progress. Elizabeth brings twenty-five years of in-house, law firm, and trade association experience on intermediary liability, Section 230, and online safety. Most recently, Elizabeth was Deputy General Counsel at Internet Association where she directed policy on consumer privacy and content moderation. While at IA, Elizabeth conducted a review of 500 Section 230 decisions and testified twice before the Senate on efforts to reform Section 230.
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 began her career in government with the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection during the Clinton Administration.
Over the years, Elizabeth has testified before Congress on child online safety; managed litigation challenging surveillance laws before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and Court of Review; represented companies in investigations ranging from Russian election interference to online gambling; and participated in litigation of numerous Section 230 cases.
Elizabeth has taught as an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law Center and the law school at Washington & Lee. 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.
Elizabeth is a wine enthusiast who owned a wine bar from 2012-20. She has strong connections to DC and the SF Bay Area.