Professional Biography
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Elizabeth Mendoza Partner

Co-Lead, Immersive Technology Vertical

  • Seattle

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    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




Elizabeth Mendoza is co-lead of the Immersive Technology industry group, and a technology and privacy lawyer who advises companies on issues relating to privacy, data security, technology licensing, Internet of Things (IoT), e-commerce, social media and technology-related mergers and acquisitions. Elizabeth counsels entrepreneurs, startups and large companies on the review and implementation of sound privacy and security practices. In addition, she drafts online terms of use and privacy policies, negotiates intellectual property licensing agreements and assists in different phases of technology transactions.

Elizabeth was the 2017 AI/Machine Learning Fellow at Perkins Coie. During her fellowship, Elizabeth researched the emerging legal issues arising from the proliferation of AI and Machine Learning products, including issues related to privacy, automated decision making, algorithmic discrimination, algorithmic collusion and machine learning product liability.

A graduate of Columbia Law School, Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. After law school, she clerked for the Hon. Richard C. Tallman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Elizabeth was a 2016 Fellow of the Hispanic National Bar Association/Microsoft IP Law Institute, where she mentored Latino law students interested in intellectual property law.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Cyber Lawyers, 2024

Professional Leadership

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E, CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2017

Community Involvement

  • Leading Women in Technology, WILPower Program 2017, Participant
  • HNBA/Microsoft IP Law Institute, Fellow, 2016
  • Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), Member, 2016-present
  • Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW), Member, 2012-present

Related Employment

  • U.S. Senate Budget Committee, Washington, D.C., Legal Extern, 2014
  • Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA, Summer Associate, 2012, 2013


  • Hon. Richard C. Tallman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2014 - 2015