Liza Barry-Kessler


Liza Barry-Kessler is an attorney and academic whose work focuses on Information Policy, particularly barriers to information access, privacy, and intellectual property.

Previously, Liza has worked for EarthLink, AOL, and the Center for Democracy & Technology, and as a lobbyist representing organizations like the American Library Association, the International Society for Technology in Education, and the Consortium on School Networking. She is co-author of Privacy in the 21st Century: Issues for Public, School, and Academic Libraries, has written numerous articles, including “Endorsements, Testimonials, and Bloggers: The New FTC Guides” in the December 2009 issue of Wisconsin Lawyer. Liza is a frequent public speaker at professional conferences and educational events, recently including the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Blogalicious, BlogHer, Blissdom, and the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Wisconsin. She is an award-winning personal blogger at . Liza graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Law and from Smith College. She is also currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Policy at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee School of Information Studies.