Lily Wang-O’Brien



Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D.

  • Managing Editor, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies
  • Privacy Ambassador, Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Association
  • Research Assistant, Law and Ethics of Technology Developments Project

Indiana University Bloomington, M.S., Cybersecurity Risk Management

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, L.L.M.

Tunghai University (Taiwan), L.L.B.

Lily is an associate at Heise Suarez Melville, P.A. She arrives with an impressive educational background, having graduated from Indiana University School of Law with a J.D. as well as an M.S. in Cybersecurity Risk Management. Lily also has an LL.M. from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. While at IU, she spent a semester at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, studying European Law, Responsible AI and the Law, Information Technology Law, the GDPR, and Emerging Digital Technology Law.

Lily is more than just an academic, having already accrued a plethora of practical experience. By way of example, she interned for the United States Department of Defense, NATO, the CyberPeace Institute (a non-profit organization in Geneva), the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, and a private Indianapolis law firm. During those many and varied internships, Lily collaborated with professionals from diverse disciplines, such as computer science, business, and engineering to take on the legal and technical aspects of cybersecurity.

Lily, who was born and raised in Taiwan, also has a passion for human and animal rights. She volunteered for 4 years at a non-profit educational center in Taiwan, designing and implementing activities to foster the social development of autistic children. She also volunteered at a non-profit organization in Taiwan, conducting legal research supporting an appeal of an individual on death row who—based on newly discovered evidence—appears to have been erroneously sentenced. And during her Lawyers Without Borders internship in Washington, D.C., she researched human- and wildlife-trafficking laws in Kenya, Tanzania, and Brazil before participating in a presentation for the The 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Lily is fluent in Mandarin. She loves the outdoors and has served as a lifeguard in Pennsylvania and as a waitress in Yellowstone National Park. Lily also loves painting and the arts. In her free time, she can often be found enjoying South Florida’s various art galleries.