Privacy Lawyer

About Lily Li

Lily Li is a privacy lawyer based in southern California. She founded Metaverse Law in 2018, after recognizing the growing market need for legal services focused exclusively on data privacy and protection. Metaverse Law builds upon Lily’s multidisciplinary legal and consulting background in complex commercial claims, intellectual property matters, and employment disputes.

Prior to founding Metaverse Law, Lily was a commercial and intellectual property litigator at Brown Wegner LLP, advising companies in the high-tech, biotech, e-commerce, and retail sectors on privacy policies and website terms, and intellectual property, trade secret, commercial, and employment claims.

Before joining Brown Wegner and after finishing her law degree at Duke Law School, Lily Li served as an intellectual property consultant and director of marketing and business development at IP Checkups, a patent analytics and valuation firm in Berkeley, California. She advised manufacturers, researchers, and entrepreneurs in the LED, cleantech, and biotech industries. During her time at IP Checkups, Lily co-authored a Law360 article and conducted interviews with American Lawyer, Bloomberg, and other media to foster transparency in the patent marketplace.

Lily Li is admitted to practice in California and before the Federal Circuit. Lily holds the CIPP/US and CIPP/E certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.


Privacy Notices | Data Protection Policies & Risk Assessments | HIPAA Privacy Policies | Workplace Privacy | Breach Response & Notification | GDPR and DPO Services |


  • Duke University School of Law, JD 2011
    + Chair, Asian Law Students Association
    + Member, Duke Journal for Comparative and International Law
  • Williams College, BA Political Economy, magna cum laude 2008
    + Teaching Assistant, Econometrics and Economic Methods
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
    + CIPP/US
    + CIPP/E

Memberships & Honors

  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
    + Young Lawyer's Division (Community Outreach Chair - 2016)
  • Children's Bureau
    + YPOC President 2016-2017
    + YPOC Community Chair 2016-2017
    + OneOC Spirit of Volunteering Award 2017

Articles & Publications

American Privacy Laws in a Global Context: Predictions for 2018, May 2018, Orange County Lawyer Magazine (Vol.60 No. 5) [adapted and reprinted as US Privacy Laws in a Global Context: Predictions for the Next Year, September 2018, The Computer and Internet Lawyer (Vol. 35, No. 9)].

Chatbot Contracts: Enforcing TOS Agreements in Computer-Generated Conversations, March 2017, Association of Business Trial Lawyers – Orange County (Spring 2017 ABTL Report).

Help! What Are My (Immediate) Defenses to a Federal Trade Secret Claim?, September 2016, Orange County Lawyer Magazine (Vol.59 No. 9).

RFAs: The Underutilized Strategy for Recovering Attorney’s Fees, December 2015, Orange County Lawyer Magazine (Vol.57 No. 1).

Robot Price Wars: Minimum Advertised Price (“MAP”) Policies and the Colgate Doctrine in the Era of Smart Web Crawlers, Fall 2015, Federal Bar Association/ Orange County Chapter Newsletter.

Co-author, How Hidden IP Assets Hurt The Entire Patent Community. November 2012, IP360.COM.

Patents compete for priority in the remote-phosphor LED technology space. July/Aug 2012 Issue, LEDS MAGAZINE.

Quoted in Biotech’s wellspring: a survey of the health of the private sector. May 2012, NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY (online edition).

IP Strategy and Considerations for Start-ups: Q&A with IP Checkups blog.

Speaking Engagements

Hot Topics in Data Privacy: A Panel Discussion on Privacy, Security, and Risk Management, Orange County Bar Association’s IP & Technology section and Mommy Esquire Committee, OCBA Headquarters, July 16, 2018, Newport Beach, CA.

Keeping Up with Privacy Laws for Your Services and Website, The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast, July 2, 2018, Irvine, CA.

GDPR and State Privacy Laws, KUCI 88.9 FM, Privacy Piracy Radio, June 25, 2018, Irvine, CA.

FLSA Wage Claims are on the Rise! How to Prevent and Defend Against Unpaid Wage Claims, Orange County Paralegal Association, 30th Annual Education Conference, September 17, 2016, Hilton, Costa Mesa, CA.

Patents and the Consultant/ Entrepreneur, IEEE Orange County Consultants Network, June 22, 2013, California State University, Fullerton, CA.