Mary J. Hildebrand, CIPP/US/E Founder and Chair, Privacy and Information Security Practice, Partner, The Tech Group

New Jersey
T 973.597.6308 | F 973.597.6309

For more than 30 years, Mary has drawn on her deep experience in privacy and data security, tech, and intellectual property to handle sophisticated technology deals from concept to conclusion.

Mary regularly serves as lead counsel to both public and private companies in complex commercial matters involving:

  • Digital and social media
  • Software
  • Clean tech
  • Renewable energy
  • Public utilities
  • Financial services
  • Medical devices
  • Entertainment
  • E-commerce
  • Transportation
  • Universities
  • Not-for-profit organizations

Additionally, she counsels startups on the transactions and foundational legal structures needed to launch their businesses.

As a leading intellectual property lawyer, Mary has achieved an enviable track record in commercializing, protecting, and managing intellectual property, technology, and database assets around the world. She is also a recognized authority on EU and U.S. data privacy and information security laws.

A highly regarded “top-notch,” “hugely responsive,” and “skilled, bright and knowledgeable” practitioner, Mary has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA (2009-2016) for her successful handling of complex transactions involving significant IP assets. Her clients commend her as “a phenomenal client manager” who gives “useful, pragmatic, practical advice.”

Mary has served as a member of Lowenstein Sandler’s board of directors and Strategic Planning Committee, as well as chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is a founder and co-chair of STRIDES, Advancing Women in Business, a firm-sponsored initiative that promotes visibility, leadership opportunities, and quality peer interaction for women in business.


Top Cyber-Risk Issues -- Takeaways from the National Center of Cybersecurity Excellence Speaker Series
LinkedIn, May 22, 2017
Mary Hildebrand, CIPP/US/E
Countdown to GDPR – What’s the word on WP29’s recent guidance?
LinkedIn, February 28, 2017
Mary Hildebrand, CIPP/US/E
Is cybersecurity at the top of your list for 2017? If so, you’re on the right track.
LinkedIn, January 23, 2017
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Press Mentions

Mary Hildebrand comments in Law360 on the risks created by an expanded definition of personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). , Law360 , July 10, 2017
In Bloomberg BNAMary Hildebrand comments on enhanced compliance obligations imposed on data processors once the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018. , BloombergBNA , July 7, 2017
Mary Hildebrand comments in Law360 regarding the FTC’s stance on collecting geolocation data from cellphones without explicit consent. , Law360 , July 3, 2017
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Related Areas

Franchise and Distribution
Privacy and Information Security
The Tech Group
Trademark Prosecution and Enforcement


Duke University School of Law ( J.D. , 1984 )
Union College of Union University ( B.A. , 1980 ) , magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

Court Admissions

1985 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
1986 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
    • CIPP/US/E
  • Liberty Science Center, Founder and Member of Board of Directors of the Women’s Leadership Council
  • Licensing Executives Society, New Jersey Metro Chapter
    • Co-chair
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Executive Association of New Jersey
    • Past President and Chair of the Board of Trustees