Marla Izbicky is an associate attorney at Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered. Marla is a member of HMB’s Litigation group and concentrates her practice on commercial litigation. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) with a focus on data privacy and cybersecurity. Marla litigates commercial cases in state and federal courts nationwide on issues including breach of contract, defense against restrictive covenants, trade secret litigation and intentional interference with future economic gain. With a background in defending professional liability cases through jury trial, Marla has significant experience taking and defending depositions and with substantive motion practice, having won numerous motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss and motions in limine. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional, Marla believes all companies will one day face challenges regarding data privacy and cybersecurity and strives to ensure her clients are in the know and ahead of the curve.
Marla was sworn in as a Director of the WBAI in 2020. She currently serves as a chair of the Judicial Reception and Civil Litigation committees. She is also the Advertising Editor and a member of the WBAI’s Hooton Committee. In addition to her service to the WBAI, Marla is also a mentor through the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC). She also volunteers as a pro bono attorney through Legal Aid Chicago, ADAPT (Advanced Directives and Property Transfers), drafting Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Property, Living Wills, and Transfer on Death Instruments for Chicago residents.
Marla received her Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. While at Cardozo, Marla was an Articles Editor for the Arts and Entertainment Law Journal and her note, “A Legislative Pendency Proposal to Address the Consumer Harm Caused by the Broken Retransmission System,” was published in that same journal. Marla was a finalist in the Langfan Oratorical Competition at Cardozo Law. Marla also served as a Research Assistant to Professor Marci A. Hamilton. Prior to law school, Marla attended Brandeis University, where she graduated cum laude, with honors. Marla lives in Ukrainian Village with her wife, Nicole, and their dog Benson and cat Bartlet.