Marcy Wilder

"Well-regarded healthcare privacy lawyer Marcy Wilder ... has specialist knowledge of the use of personal data across a variety of industry sectors."

Legal 500

Marcy Wilder, who co-leads our global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, 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

2017-2018

Life Sciences Star
Legal Media Group

2017-2018

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

2008-2017

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

2008-2018

Privacy & Data Security (Nationwide)
Chambers USA

2017

Healthcare: Health Insurers
Legal 500 US

2017

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

2017

Leading Practitioner
Expert Guides: Women in Business Law

2011-2018

Privacy & Data Security (USA)
Chambers Global

2016

Technology, Media, and Telecommunications
Who's Who Legal

2011-2015

Health Care
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

2015

Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazer
National Law Journal

Education and admissions

Education

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

Memberships

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 Knowledge

Cybersecurity

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 investigation into a top-tier academic medical center without any adverse action in relation to a health data breach involving more than four million individuals.

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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