Vice President, Associate General Counsel for Global Law Enforcement Compliance, Yahoo! Inc., Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Northwestern; M.A., J.D., Catholic University
B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., J.D., Catholic University. Professor Banker is an attorney and member of ZwillGen...Continue Reading
B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., J.D., Catholic University. Professor Banker is an attorney and member of ZwillGen PLLC in Washington, DC. She is the former General Counsel and a former member of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Internet Service Providers Association. Before joining ZwillGen, Professor Banker spent nearly eleven years in-house at Yahoo! Inc. She began her career at Yahoo! in 1999 as the counsel responsible for content liability issues, consumer protection regulation, internet abuse and security issues, and law enforcement and civil subpoena compliance. In 2010, when she departed, she was VP, Associate General Counsel for Global Law Enforcement Compliance based in Yahoo!'s Washington, D.C. office. At Yahoo!, she managed a team that assisted law enforcement in investigations and responded to requests for subscriber records, advised the company on information security matters, and coordinated the company’s response to issues such as online child safety and phishing. In addition, she advised the company on a wide variety of legal issues and handled government relations related to content liability, security and computer crime laws, online child protection issues, and federal, state and international regulations focused on the Internet. Prior to joining Yahoo!, she was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP where she worked in the International Trade Group and specialized in matters related to encryption export controls and electronic commerce. Before entering private practice, Professor Banker was Assistant General Counsel of the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection. Her practice at ZwillGen PLLC encompasses many of these same issues where she provides privacy, security, content liability, online safety, and law enforcement advice to a wide range of companies. In addition, she has trained law enforcement investigators and prosecutors, lectured to a wide variety of audiences on topics related to content liability, privacy, online fraud and criminal activity, and the USA PATRIOT Act, and twice testified before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives on Internet safety. Professor Banker also co-taught a computer crime seminar at the law school at Washington & Lee University.