Mitzi Hill, Entertainment, Media, Intellectual Property Attorney

Mitzi L. Hill

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I value the relationship and the business impact of what I do, especially for small and medium-sized companies. Taylor English supports and champions that approach to legal work.

Mitzi Hill is the chair of Taylor English’s Data Security & Privacy Department. She works with executive management from businesses of all sizes on data and information matters including breach response; creating policies and practices that reduce their risk of consumer privacy claims and loss of confidential business assets; security audits; data processing agreements and cross-border transfers; security and privacy requirements in customer, vendor, and insurance contracts; and diligence of privacy and security matters in the M&A context. Her experience includes fifteen years in-house at Turner Broadcasting, where she oversaw compliance with multiple regulatory schemes and worked with a government relations team to shape emerging regulations. Ms. Hill has handled technology, IP, compliance and other legal matters for twenty-five years.

Thanks to her strong background in technology and compliance, Ms. Hill handles a number of issues related to security and privacy of electronic information. She has worked closely with clients including retailers, service providers and others to prevent and remedy data breaches and to ensure policies and workflows that protect private and confidential information. Among other things, she has created data processing and cross-border transfer policies; drafted privacy and other policies in conjunction with the GDPR and CCPA; counseled retailers on payment card industry (PCI) compliance; handled national breach notification issues under multiple state laws; advised on disposition and use of health care records; advised on protection and unauthorized use of consumer credit information; and counseled on communication and customer relations following sensitive breaches. Ms. Hill writes and speaks frequently on data security and breach issues, including for financial and other professionals. As part of her overall corporate technology experience, Ms. Hill also routinely handles technology licenses, SaaS agreements, information security audits, and general commercial services agreements. 

Ms. Hill also has an extensive background in entertainment, media and intellectual property issues. She works with professionals across Georgia’s film, entertainment and music businesses and has handled independent and documentary film productions, NCAA licensing of media and sponsorship rights, program distribution, and music issues involving talent and labels. 

Before joining Taylor English, Ms. Hill was assistant general counsel with Turner Broadcasting System Inc. Ms. Hill oversaw a wide range of questions related to technology policy, intellectual property strategy and compliance, both in the United States and globally. Her work for Turner included technology licensing and maintenance; programming licensing for television and digital properties; distribution of programming on digital networks; regulatory compliance and training, including Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements and privacy; domestic and international programming sales; and general corporate secretarial matters.

In her policy and compliance role, Ms. Hill worked closely with Turner’s parent company on government affairs matters regarding consumer privacy online, entertainment and media, technology and consumer affairs, and technology and copyrights. She has experience with both legislative and regulatory matters.

Ms. Hill also drafted and maintained the initial privacy policies for several Turner websites, including She negotiated data ownership, use and disposition provisions in e-commerce and other agreements. She led the efforts to build online platforms compliant with closed caption requirements. She represented Turner in the industry group that developed an authentication framework for online television access. That work covered antitrust questions, consumer data and strategic questions about copyrights in a digital environment. Ms. Hill also oversaw compliance matters such as FCPA training, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issues and Adam Walsh Act records. She also oversaw the company’s FCC licenses, for both production and broadcast.

Ms. Hill has substantial experience in programming-related issues and programming distribution via disruptive models. While at Turner, she worked closely with studios and other programming networks to coordinate intellectual property/copyright policy in FCC proceedings and with respect to draft legislation affecting copyright holders.

Ms. Hill also spent time overseas, where she oversaw the legal function for the distribution of the company’s networks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Prior to going in-house, Ms. Hill was in private practice at an Atlanta-based, corporate American international law firm, where she focused on technology and media issues, including satellite distribution, copyright infringement and First Amendment claims. While there, she worked with major entertainment, marketing and sports organizations on their trademark and copyright disputes, and represented several software owners in infringement proceedings.

In her free time, Ms. Hill plays a lot of tennis, works on civic and charitable causes, and supports the Tide. She also travels; and has been to Egypt, Hong Kong, Italy, Jordan, New Zealand, Syria, Thailand and other points distant. 


Decatur Arts Alliance

Emory University School of Law, Adjunct Professor

Georgia Production Partnership

The International Association of Privacy Professionals

Community Involvement

ALS Association Georgia Chapter, Board of Directors

Cornerstone Society, WABE 90.1 (Atlanta NPR affiliate)

Steering committee, annual Decatur Arts Festival kickoff event

Decatur 101, Graduate

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University of Michigan, JD, cum laude, 1994

The University of Alabama, BA, magna cum laude, 1991

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Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Entertainment/Sports Law, 2016