Marcy Wilder

"Unparalleled expertise and a very practical, solution-oriented approach to regulatory compliance."

Chambers USA

Clients in the healthcare sector and other industries are increasingly concerned about privacy and cybersecurity issues, data breach preparedness, and response. With her in-house government experience, Marcy Wilder is called upon by clients to manage large, complex, and high-profile cyberattacks and privacy investigations. She provides clients with informed, clear, and business-focused privacy and security compliance counseling and risk management.

Previously, Marcy served as deputy general counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she led the legal team in drafting HIPAA privacy and security regulations. She is known for her cutting-edge data protection work in digital health and wearable technology.

As a director of Hogan Lovells' Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, Marcy has helped manage hundreds of security incidents and successfully defended clients in numerous privacy-related federal and state investigations, including by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state attorneys general. She is routinely called upon to advise on proposed regulatory and legislative changes that will impact the electronic health environment. Marcy has helped plan and execute global compliance programs and supervised privacy assessments and information security policy audits for leading global health, education, and technology enterprises.

Marcy was named to The National Law Journal's "Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazers," and is consistently ranked as a top-tier privacy lawyer by both Chambers USA and The Legal 500. She was named to the inaugural Legal 500 Hall of Fame for her work in data protection and privacy. In addition to serving on the board of directors for the national eHealth Initiative, Marcy has been a featured speaker at conferences and seminars across the country, and lectures frequently on data privacy and cybersecurity, data analytics, digital health, cross-border data transfers, and privacy issues related to medical and genomic research.

Awards and recognitions


Life Sciences Star
Legal Media Group


Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Cyber Law (Including Data Protection and Privacy), Hall of Fame
Legal 500 US


Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Cyber Law (Including Data Protection and Privacy), Leading Lawyer
Legal 500 US


Privacy & Data Security (Nationwide)
Chambers USA


Healthcare: Health Insurers
Legal 500 US


Data, Privacy, Cybersecurity
Expert Guides: Best of the Best USA


Leading Practitioner
Expert Guides: Women in Business Law


Privacy & Data Security (USA)
Chambers Global


Technology, Media, and Telecommunications
Who's Who Legal


Health Care
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers


Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazer
National Law Journal

Education and admissions


Woman's Law and Public Policy Fellowship, Georgetown University Law Center, 1989

J.D., Stanford Law School, 1988

B.A., Union College, magna cum laude, 1985


Board of Directors, e-Health Initiative

Board of Trustees, National Partnership for Women and Families

Former Board of Trustees Member, Georgetown Day School

Health IT Policy Workgroup, Center for Democracy and Technology

Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

National Leadership Council and Former Board Member, Lambda Legal

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

Court admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

Related industries

Life Sciences and Health Care

Related areas of focus

Digital Health

Related Knowledge


Representative experience

Lead privacy and security counsel for wearable health and wellness devices for one of the largest global consumer device companies.

Successfully represented numerous clients in HHS OCR investigations, FTC, and state attorneys general privacy-related investigations and enforcement.

Privacy counsel to life sciences and medical device companies related to health information technology, clinical trials, data exchange, and genomics.

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