Lisa Underwood 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 breaches 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. Ms. Underwood represents businesses in pari-mutuel and data privacy and security matters, as well as legislative, administrative law and regulatory initiatives. She concentrates her practice in various areas of business law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, advising startups, and representing closely held businesses in connection with their investment in such businesses including due diligence, deal structure, negotiation, documentation and closing of transactions. She also has significant experience in negotiating and drafting government contracts.
#8226;Executive Director, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission
#8226;Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Protection and Acting General Counsel, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission
#8226;Senior Corporate Counsel, Mason & Hanger
#8226;Highest Professional AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
#8226;2009 Association of Racing Commissioners International Len Foote Award for Executive Director of the Year
#8226;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.
#8226;Cyber Security and Data Protection Seminar, co-presenter with Roz Cordini and Ann Feldkamp Triebsch, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Louisville, KY, June 26, 2014.
#8226;Data Privacy and Security Today, co-presenter with Erin McMahon and Martha Ziskind, WTC In-House Counsel Seminar, Louisville, KY, June 17, 2014.
#8226;Legal Responsibilities and Liabilities for Boards and Board Members, June 2014.
#8226;Hackers, Thefts, and Losses: Oh My! Data Breaches Today, co-presenter with Erin McMahon, Wyatt Corporate Counsel Seminar, Memphis, TN, April 16, 2014.
#8226;Recent presentations in Lexington and Louisville to profit and nonprofit organizations on The Legal Responsibility of Boards of Directors.
#8226;Frequent speaker at the University of Louisville, Racing Officials Accreditation program.
#8226;Regulatory Reform for a Changing Environment for the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program, Symposium on Racing and Gaming.
#8226;Legal Aspects of Horse Farm Operations (4th ed. 2014), University of Kentucky College of Law, Office of Continuing Legal Education, Compiler and Contributing Author.
#8226;Ms. Underwood was frequently quoted in the Bloodhorse, Daily Racing Form and other publications during her tenure as Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
#8226;Quoted in Business First on new Security Breach Legislation.
#8226;Quoted in GamblingCompliance article U.S. Racing Eyes Triple Crown Boost.
#8226;Member, Board of Directors of Commerce Lexington
#8226;Member, Board of Directors of Chamber Music Festival of Lexington
#8226;Member, Welfare and Safety Summit Education and Licensing Committee
#8226;Leadership Lexington, Class of 1992
#8226;Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Children's Charity Fund of the Bluegrass, Inc.
#8226;Treasurer and Member, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, Sayre School, Lexington, KY
#8226;Member, Kentucky Bankers Association
#8226;Member, Lexington Venture Club
#8226;Vice-President and Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee of International Book Project, Inc.
#8226;President, Alumni Association Sayre School, Lexington, KY
#8226;Member, Lexington Forum
#8226;Media Coordinator, Barnstable-Brown Gala on Derby Eve in Louisville, Kentucky
#8226;Lisa Underwood featured in Louisville Business First on cyber security legislation
#8226;Wyatt Wrote the Book on Horse Farm Law
#8226;Lisa Underwood quoted in GamblingCompliance article, U.S. Racing Eyes Triple Crown Boost
#8226;Lisa Underwood featured in Louisville Business First on new security breach legislation
#8226;Kentucky Enacts New Data Breach Law Requiring Data Security Requirements, Investigation and Data Breach Notice Requirements
#8226;Cyber Security Summitt Kentucky 2014
#8226;Data Security and Privacy Issues for Business Clients
#8226;Cyber Security and Data Protection Seminar
#8226;Corporate Governance and Advisory Oversight