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.Read More
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.
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
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
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
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
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…
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…
Read the full article here by WBAI here. In "Civil Litigation, Conversations with the Bench", Marla M. Izbicky interviews Hon. Judge Diane M. Shelley to pick her brain for advice and insight, as well as discuss what impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the courts and litigation. Below are a few questions from the article by the Women's Bar…
On March 5, 2021, Marla M. Izbicky, a member of HMB’s litigation and technology practice groups, will be speaking at the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois’s (WBAI) 22nd Annual Virtual Judicial Reception. As a Director of the WBAI and chair of the Judicial Reception, Marla will present the Mary Heftel Hooton award to the Honorable Jorge Alonso of the United…
In a unanimous vote, Marla was elected as the newest Director of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois for the 2020-2021 executive leadership year. The WBAI, one of the oldest and largest bar associations in the state of Illinois, was first established in 1914 and was founded to promote the interests and welfare of women lawyers and also to aid…
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.