Lisa A. Hayes is the Vice President, Strategy, and General Counsel for the Center for Democracy and Technology (“CDT”), a nonprofit organization that is a champion of policies, laws, and technical designs that empower people to use technology for good while protecting against invasive, discriminatory, and exploitative uses. At CDT, Lisa works across the organization’s policy teams on such issues as protecting free speech online, minimizing government surveillance, algorithmic decision-making, and election cybersecurity. She also oversees the organization’s court advocacy, open internet team, and project on inequality and economic opportunity. Before joining the nonprofit sector, Lisa spent a decade in private practice on the West Coast, where she was a partner in a Seattle law firm and general counsel to a start-up supporting the 1990s internet boom. She now lives in Washington, DC with her husband and daughter, and spends her free time escaping to parts of the world where her mobile phone cannot receive a signal.