Marla M. Izbicky Associate
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"I work as a translator, ally and advocate to better serve my clients' needs in all areas of business, from the evolving intersection of law and technology, to contract defense and prosecution in the courtroom."

Marla is a member of HMB’s Litigation group and concentrates her practice on commercial litigation. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) with a focus on data privacy and cybersecurity.

Marla litigates cases in state and federal courts nationwide on issues including breach of contract, defense against restrictive covenants, trade secret litigation and intentional interference with future economic gain. With a background in defending professional liability cases through jury trial, Marla has significant experience taking and defending depositions and with substantive motion practice, having won numerous motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss and motions in limine.

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As a Certified Information Privacy Professional, Marla believes all companies will one day face challenges regarding data privacy and cybersecurity and strives to ensure her clients are in the know and ahead of the curve.

A True Trial Attorney

Marla’s experience proves she will never shy away from the courtroom when it’s in her client’s best interest. Her clients appreciate her background defending professional liability matters and as a CIPP, relying on her for practical advice in a sector that moves at break-neck speed.


  • Defended national company in California based litigation alleging tortious interference with contractual relationship and tortious interference with prospective economic advantage
  • Defended Biotech company in breach of contract dispute regarding Note Purchase Agreements and Convertible Promissory Notes
  • Defended corporate executive and employer on breach of contract with prior employer and counterclaim to enforce employment offer terms
  • Defended Texas company and new employee against claims of breach of restrictive covenant, trade secret allegations, and non-solicitation violations

Prior to joining HMB

  • Created terms of service and privacy disclosure for Chicago based FinTech start-up
  • Advised nationally ranked healthcare network on data security vulnerabilities, recent data breach repercussions, and necessary steps for future cybersecurity compliance


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2015

Brandeis University, B.A., cum laude, 2012


Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)



U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Professional Memberships

The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago, Mentor

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Judicial Reception Committee Chair, Civil Litigation Committee Chair, Judicial Reception Committee Chair, Advertising Editor

Pro Bono

Legal Aid Chicago, ADAPT (Advanced Directives and Property Transfers)


Articles Editor, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

Published Article: 33 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 261

Speaking Engagements

HIPAA, Technology, & Patient Privacy: Violations, Repercussions, and Best Practices, January 2020

Data Mapping, Device Encryption Requirements, and the Dangers of Everyday Technology, October 2019

Diversity & Inclusion in the Healthcare Workplace: How We Improve, October 2019

HIPAA, Technology, & Patient Privacy: Concerns in a Changing Medical Landscape, April 2019

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2015
  • Brandeis University, B.A., cum laude, 2012
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
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Chicago IL 60661

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