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Marla M. Izbicky Associate
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mizbicky@hmblaw.com
Marla M. Izbicky
"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 planning for growth through acquisition."

Marla is a member of HMB’s Business & Finance and Technology and Intellectual Property groups and concentrates her practice on transactions and general corporate matters. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) providing counsel on data privacy and cybersecurity.

Marla advises a wide range of clients, including startup and early-stage companies, where she assists on mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and corporate financing. She also acts as outside counsel to her clients including drafting and negotiating agreements for day-to-day matters and advising high-growth clients in the technology industry on data privacy and protection matters.

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As a CIPP, designated by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Marla partners with companies in all stages of growth from building a privacy program for a Fintech startup to running data privacy and security due diligence on multi-million-dollar mergers. Her data privacy work ranges from advising on how to handle requests for removal of personal data to creating comprehensive data privacy and cybersecurity policies and programs and ensuring GDPR and CCPA compliance.

Staying Ahead of the Cybersecurity Curve

Marla believes all companies will one day face challenges regarding data privacy and cybersecurity, and she strives to ensure her clients are fully informed and ahead of the curve. Clients rely on her to simply explain complex, fast-changing data privacy and security laws that impact their businesses and they appreciate her background as a trial attorney.

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
  • Brandeis University, B.A., cum laude

Licenses

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Honors

  • Illinois Super Lawyers – Rising Star, 2022

Professional Memberships

  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Recording Secretary 2022-2023, Director 2020-2021 Executive Leadership Year, Judicial Reception Committee Chair, Civil Litigation Committee Chair, Advertising Editor
  • The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago, Mentor
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

Pro Bono

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

Articles

  • 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

News

  • Marla M. Izbicky Elected WBAI OfficerJuly 1, 2022

    HMB is proud to announce that Marla M. Izbicky has been elected as a 2022-2023 Women’s Bar Associations of Illinois Officer! Marla has been a WBAI member since 2015 and has served on the board since 2020. This year, she will serve as the WBAI’s Recording Secretary.

  • Client Success: HMB Represents Lumiata in Sale to Market Leader in Value-based Kidney CareMay 16, 2022

    HMB would like to congratulate Lumaita, a healthcare-specific AI platform, on a successful sale to Somatus, the nation’s leading and largest value-based kidney care company. Lumiata is a predictive analytics company that specializes in tools for healthcare. Lumiata was represented by Brett M. Winterstein, Brian H. Axelrad, Marla M. Izbicky and Ryan T. Kelley.

  • Congratulations to HMB Attorneys Selected to the 2022 Illinois Rising Stars ListJanuary 31, 2022

    Congratulations to Matthew Barrett and Marla Izbicky for being selected to the 2022 Illinois Rising Stars list.

  • Client Success: Innvision Hospitality Collects Texas JudgmentJuly 13, 2021

    On October 23, 2018, Innvision Hospitality ("the defendant") obtained a judgment against Snowhite Textile ("Snowhite") for $250,000. The judgment became final on February 2, 2021. HMB's Litigation team, led by Rick S. Rein and Marla M. Izbicky, was brought onto the case on March 30, 2021 because the defendant's company and assets were located in Illinois. The judgment was registered in…

  • Client Success: HMB Represents Parkonect in Sale to Leader in Flexible Technology Solutions for Urban Real EstateJune 21, 2021

    HMB would like to congratulate Parkonect, a cloud-born, mobile-first parking technology company delivering Parking Access and Revenue Control, and its CEO Harlan Karp and the Parkonect team on a successful sale to FLASH, a leader in flexible technology solutions for urban real estate. Parkonect helps properties by facilitating connectivity and mobility in parking assets via real-time intelligence and digital commerce…

blog

  • And Then There Were Three: The Colorado Data Privacy Law - Colorado Becomes Third State to Enact Consumer Privacy LawJuly 15, 2021

    On July 7, 2021, Colorado’s Governor, Jared Polis, signed the Colorado Privacy Act (“CPA”) into law.  Colorado is the third U.S. state to enact a comprehensive privacy law, following the previous enactment of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and the Virginia Data Privacy Act (“CDPA”). Though the CPA will not become effective until July 2023, it is critical for businesses to evaluate their current privacy frameworks, and whether they will be sufficient to meet the extended requirements under the CPA.

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