Madeline H. Gitomer

Madeline H. Gitomer

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 3625

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Madeline Gitomer works with organizations on cutting-edge data issues related to genomics, biomedical research, COVID-19, and the intersection of health and technology. Madeline works with legal counsel, product teams, and privacy officers to navigate the regulatory landscape for organizations developing products and services within the healthcare ecosystem.  Madeline regularly advises clients on health privacy, research, and interoperability laws, regulations, and public policy initiatives.

Drawing from her Capitol Hill experience, Madeline understands the legislative and regulatory environment and helps clients in responding to a dynamic and evolving legal landscape. Organizations in crisis reach out to Madeline to guide responding to government investigations, enforcement actions, and cyber or ransomware attacks. 

Madeline also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on voting rights, access to healthcare, and civil rights. While in law school, Madeline received the Edward C. Baker Award for the student with the most pro bono hours in her graduating class and the Penn Law Pro Bono Award for her exceptional leadership of the Custody and Support Assistance Clinic.

Madeline has a master's degree in education policy; she served as a professional staff member to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.





Education and admissions


J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2013

M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania, 2013

B.A., American University, cum laude, 2006

B.S., American University, cum laude, 2006


Member, American Bar Association

Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals

Member, National LGBT Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


New Jersey

Related knowledge


Representative experience

Privacy counsel in largest health-related cyber attacks in U.S. history, supporting breach response, government investigation, and privacy compliance.

Obtained successful resolution, without penalty, in numerous HHS OCR investigations of academic institutions and insurance organizations.

Advised clients on privacy-related HHS OCR and state attorney general investigations and enforcement actions.

Advised clients on establishing and expanding large-scale population health and genomics research projects.

Advised clients on privacy issues related to Covid-19 testing and vaccination.

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