Elise Houlik


Elise is Vice President and Senior Managing Counsel 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 oversees detailed analysis of emerging data protection laws, regulations and policies across the globe, counseling teams on the impact the changing privacy regulatory environment has on the company and its strategic objectives.  Prior to joining Mastercard, Elise served as Associate General Counsel for Privacy and Data Security at Fannie Mae in Washington, D.C.