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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., 2015

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

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, 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

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., 2015
  • Brandeis University, B.A., cum laude, 2012
Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Licenses
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
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