Marla M. Izbicky Associate
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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 contract defense and prosecution in the courtroom."

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

As a CIPP designated by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Marla believes all companies will one day face challenges regarding data privacy and cybersecurity, and she strives to ensure her clients are in the know and ahead of the curve. She works with companies on a range of issues from advising on how to handle requests for removal of personal data to evaluating the applicability and impact of GDPR and CCPA compliance. She works 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.

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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. She has significant experience taking and defending depositions and with substantive motion practice, having won numerous motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss, motions in limine and motions for a directed judgment.

A True Trial Attorney and Resource

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 as a trial attorney and her ability to explain complex, fast-changing data privacy and security laws that impact them.


  • 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

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 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



  • And Then There Were Three: Colorado Becomes the Third State to Enact a 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.

  • 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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