Marcy Wilder

Marcy Wilder

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 5729

Fax +1 202 637 5910


Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

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

Chambers USA

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.

Awards and recognitions


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

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

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.

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