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Lisa E. Underwood

Partner

P 859-288-7665 F 859-259-0649

250 West Main Street
Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

 

Lisa Underwood, CIPP/US, leads the Firm’s Data Privacy & Security Team, bringing together the Firm’s experience in privacy and security in banking, healthcare and other industries in order to provide legal assistance on data security and privacy for clients across a multitude of industries.  She also leads the Firm’s Equine and Gaming Team and is a member of the Firm’s Corporate and Securities Service Team.  Lisa has counseled clients on an assortment of data privacy and security matters such as updating their website policies for compliance, counseling regarding preparing for and responding to data security incidents, and drafting and negotiating vendor agreements.  Lisa also represents clients in both the equine and gaming arenas.  Her practice has included matters such as preparing a variety of applications for equine and lottery regulatory bodies, drafting regulations and legislation, and providing advice regarding sweepstakes, fantasy sports and lottery games.  She also has significant experience in negotiating and drafting government contracts.

Lisa E. Underwood

Location

250 West Main Street
Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

Professional Experience

  • Executive Director, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission
  • Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Protection and Acting General Counsel, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission
  • Senior Corporate Counsel, Mason & Hanger

Honors

  • Highest Professional AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)
  • 2009 Association of Racing Commissioners International Len Foote Award for Executive Director of the Year

Education

1984 - J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, Articles Editor, Kentucky Law Journal

1981 - B.A., Economics, Sewanee-The University of the South

Presentations

  • "Kentucky Law and New Legal Developments," and "Best Practices for Boards of Directors and Individuals," Cyber Security and Data Protection Seminar, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Lexington, KY, February 28, 2017.
  • "Under the Microscope: Regulatory Scrutiny and Litigation in the Data Privacy and Security Arena," Wyatt's 4th Annual In-House Counsel Litigation Seminar, Louisville, KY, November 3, 2016.
  • “Guarding the Digital Fortress” Association of Corporate Counsel, Memphis, TN, October 19, 2016.
  • “Guarding the Digital Fortress” Association of Corporate Counsel, Nashville, TN, July 27, 2016.
  • “Cyber Risks in a Hi-Tech World” Kentucky Health Information Management Association (KHIMA), Lexington, KY, June 6, 2016.
  • “Guarding the Digital Fortress” Association of Corporate Counsel, Knoxville, TN, May 20, 2016.
  • "Cyber Vigilance in a High Tech World: Tending to Lurking Legal Risks," Issues for Corporate House Counsel Seminar, Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville, KY, March 10, 2016
  • "Key Provisions to Address in Agreements with Your Vendors," and "Breaking Developments in Cyber Privacy Law – Is Your Company in the Know?" Cyber Security and Data Protection Seminar, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Lexington, KY, December 17, 2015.
  • "Fixing Racing" Panelist for the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program’s 42nd Annual Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming, Tucson, AZ, December 9, 2015.
  • "Data Security and Data Privacy Issues for Business Clients," UK/CLE's Business Associations Law Institute, Lexington, KY, March 27, 2015.
  • "Legal Issues for Traditional 'Vice' Industries," Issues for Corporate House Counsel CLE Seminar, Kentucky Bar Association, April 16, 2015.
  • "Compliance with Kentucky's Two New Data Privacy Laws," Cyber Security and Data Protection Seminar, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Louisville, KY, December 4, 2014. 
  • "Kentucky House Bill 5," Cyber Security Summit Kentucky 2014 Prevention and Response - Protecting Your Organization From Cyber Threats and Security Breaches, US Department of Homeland Security and Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, Lexington, KY, October 6, 2014.
  • “Cyber Security and Data Protection Seminar,” co-presenter with Roz Cordini and Ann Feldkamp Triebsch, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Louisville, KY, June 26, 2014. 
  • “Data Privacy and Security Today,” co-presenter with Erin McMahon and Martha Ziskind, WTC In-House Counsel Seminar, Louisville, KY, June 17, 2014.
  • "Legal Responsibilities and Liabilities for Boards and Board Members," June 2014.
  • "Hackers, Thefts, and Losses:  Oh My!  Data Breaches Today," co-presenter with Erin McMahon, Wyatt Corporate Counsel Seminar, Memphis, TN, April 16, 2014.
  • Recent presentations in Lexington and Louisville to profit and nonprofit organizations on "The Legal Responsibility of Boards of Directors."
  • Frequent speaker at the University of Louisville, Racing Officials Accreditation program.
  • "Regulatory Reform for a Changing Environment" for the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program, Symposium on Racing and Gaming.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Publications

  • Data Security and Data Privacy Issues for Business ClientsUniversity of Kentucky CLE 15th Biennial Business Associations Law Institution, March 27, 2015.
  • Legal Aspects of Horse Farm Operations (4th ed. 2014), University of Kentucky College of Law, Office of Continuing Legal Education, Compiler and Contributing Author.
  • Ms. Underwood has been quoted in numerous equine and gaming publications including Blood-Horse magazine, Daily Racing Form and GamblingCompliance.
  • Quoted in Business First on new Security Breach Legislation.
  • Quoted in GamblingCompliance article "U.S. Racing Eyes Triple Crown Boost."

Admissions

Fayette County and Kentucky State Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors of Commerce Lexington
  • Member, Welfare and Safety Summit Education and Licensing Committee
  • Leadership Lexington, Class of 1992

Former Involvement:

  • Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Children's Charity Fund of the Bluegrass, Inc.
  • Treasurer and Member, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, Sayre School, Lexington, KY
  • Member, Kentucky Bankers Association
  • Member, Lexington Venture Club
  • Vice-President and Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee of International Book Project, Inc.
  • President, Alumni Association Sayre School, Lexington, KY
  • Member, Lexington Forum
  • Media Coordinator, Barnstable-Brown Gala on Derby Eve in Louisville, Kentucky

Professional Experience

  • Executive Director, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission
  • Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Protection and Acting General Counsel, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission
  • Senior Corporate Counsel, Mason & Hanger

Honors

  • Highest Professional AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)
  • 2009 Association of Racing Commissioners International Len Foote Award for Executive Director of the Year

Education

1984 - J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, Articles Editor, Kentucky Law Journal

1981 - B.A., Economics, Sewanee-The University of the South

Presentations

  • "Kentucky Law and New Legal Developments," and "Best Practices for Boards of Directors and Individuals," Cyber Security and Data Protection Seminar, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Lexington, KY, February 28, 2017.
  • "Under the Microscope: Regulatory Scrutiny and Litigation in the Data Privacy and Security Arena," Wyatt's 4th Annual In-House Counsel Litigation Seminar, Louisville, KY, November 3, 2016.
  • “Guarding the Digital Fortress” Association of Corporate Counsel, Memphis, TN, October 19, 2016.
  • “Guarding the Digital Fortress” Association of Corporate Counsel, Nashville, TN, July 27, 2016.
  • “Cyber Risks in a Hi-Tech World” Kentucky Health Information Management Association (KHIMA), Lexington, KY, June 6, 2016.
  • “Guarding the Digital Fortress” Association of Corporate Counsel, Knoxville, TN, May 20, 2016.
  • "Cyber Vigilance in a High Tech World: Tending to Lurking Legal Risks," Issues for Corporate House Counsel Seminar, Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville, KY, March 10, 2016
  • "Key Provisions to Address in Agreements with Your Vendors," and "Breaking Developments in Cyber Privacy Law – Is Your Company in the Know?" Cyber Security and Data Protection Seminar, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Lexington, KY, December 17, 2015.
  • "Fixing Racing" Panelist for the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program’s 42nd Annual Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming, Tucson, AZ, December 9, 2015.
  • "Data Security and Data Privacy Issues for Business Clients," UK/CLE's Business Associations Law Institute, Lexington, KY, March 27, 2015.
  • "Legal Issues for Traditional 'Vice' Industries," Issues for Corporate House Counsel CLE Seminar, Kentucky Bar Association, April 16, 2015.
  • "Compliance with Kentucky's Two New Data Privacy Laws," Cyber Security and Data Protection Seminar, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Louisville, KY, December 4, 2014. 
  • "Kentucky House Bill 5," Cyber Security Summit Kentucky 2014 Prevention and Response - Protecting Your Organization From Cyber Threats and Security Breaches, US Department of Homeland Security and Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, Lexington, KY, October 6, 2014.
  • “Cyber Security and Data Protection Seminar,” co-presenter with Roz Cordini and Ann Feldkamp Triebsch, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Louisville, KY, June 26, 2014. 
  • “Data Privacy and Security Today,” co-presenter with Erin McMahon and Martha Ziskind, WTC In-House Counsel Seminar, Louisville, KY, June 17, 2014.
  • "Legal Responsibilities and Liabilities for Boards and Board Members," June 2014.
  • "Hackers, Thefts, and Losses:  Oh My!  Data Breaches Today," co-presenter with Erin McMahon, Wyatt Corporate Counsel Seminar, Memphis, TN, April 16, 2014.
  • Recent presentations in Lexington and Louisville to profit and nonprofit organizations on "The Legal Responsibility of Boards of Directors."
  • Frequent speaker at the University of Louisville, Racing Officials Accreditation program.
  • "Regulatory Reform for a Changing Environment" for the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program, Symposium on Racing and Gaming.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Publications

  • Data Security and Data Privacy Issues for Business ClientsUniversity of Kentucky CLE 15th Biennial Business Associations Law Institution, March 27, 2015.
  • Legal Aspects of Horse Farm Operations (4th ed. 2014), University of Kentucky College of Law, Office of Continuing Legal Education, Compiler and Contributing Author.
  • Ms. Underwood has been quoted in numerous equine and gaming publications including Blood-Horse magazine, Daily Racing Form and GamblingCompliance.
  • Quoted in Business First on new Security Breach Legislation.
  • Quoted in GamblingCompliance article "U.S. Racing Eyes Triple Crown Boost."

Admissions

Fayette County and Kentucky State Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors of Commerce Lexington
  • Member, Welfare and Safety Summit Education and Licensing Committee
  • Leadership Lexington, Class of 1992

Former Involvement:

  • Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Children's Charity Fund of the Bluegrass, Inc.
  • Treasurer and Member, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, Sayre School, Lexington, KY
  • Member, Kentucky Bankers Association
  • Member, Lexington Venture Club
  • Vice-President and Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee of International Book Project, Inc.
  • President, Alumni Association Sayre School, Lexington, KY
  • Member, Lexington Forum
  • Media Coordinator, Barnstable-Brown Gala on Derby Eve in Louisville, Kentucky
Lisa E. Underwood