Marcy Wilder | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Marcy Wilder

Partner Global Regulatory



Wilder Marcy

Marcy Wilder
Wilder Marcy
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  • Experience
  • Credentials
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"She has done much of the cutting-edge work on wearable technologies and sensors."

The National Law Journal, Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazers

Marcy Wilder, a founder of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice and member of the Global Regulatory leadership team, is best known for her success in managing large, complex, and high-profile cyberattacks and privacy investigations and for her cutting-edge data protection work in digital health and wearable technology.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, 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 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security regulations.

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 she lectures frequently on data privacy and cybersecurity, data analytics, digital health, cross-border data transfers, and privacy issues related to medical and genomic research.

quote mark

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

Chambers USA

Representative experience

Successfully represented Anthem and helped drive a favorable resolution of the HHS OCR regulatory investigation and related litigation related to high-profile data breach.

Obtained closure of HHS OCR and related government investigations for data breach involving four million individuals, with no adverse action against top-tier academic medical center client.

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.


  • 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
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
Court admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 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


Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare (Nationwide), Rank 1

Chambers USA

Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare (USA)

Chambers Global

Incident Response 30

Cybersecurity Docket

Privacy & Data Security (Nationwide)

Chambers USA

Privacy & Data Security (USA)

Chambers Global

Life Sciences Star

Legal Media Group

Data, Privacy, Cybersecurity

Expert Guides: Best of the Best USA

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

Healthcare: Health Insurers

Legal 500 US

Leading Practitioner

Expert Guides: Women in Business Law

Health Care

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazer

National Law Journal