Elise Houlik is Senior Vice President, Assistant General on Mastercard’s Privacy and Data Protection legal team. Based in the company’s Global Headquarters in New York, Elise manages a cross-functional team of lawyers responsible for ensuring privacy and data protection compliance while advancing business innovation utilizing a privacy by design methodology. She is engaged in product development processes including core business, digital payments, marketing, and enterprise partnerships on a worldwide basis.
Elise formerly served at Associate General Counsel at Fannie Mae in Washington, D.C.
Active in the greater privacy community, Elise is on the Leadership Council of the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 11 (Data Security & Privacy Liability). She is Senior Editor of the group’s first publication, the Data Privacy Primer. In Washington, D.C., Elise served as Co-Chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Washington, DC KnowledgeNet Chapter.
Elise received a juris doctor from George Washington University Law School after completing her bachelor of arts studies in English at Johns Hopkins University. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US) and is admitted in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and as In-House Counsel in the State of New York.