Maria Marek has experience conducting legal research for various matters addressing aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), civil procedure, contracts, and preemption issues. She previously served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Sharon Johnson Coleman of the Northern District of Illinois, where she conducted legal research, composed legal memoranda, and drafted opinions on substantive matters, including diversity jurisdiction and liability under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Maria also served as a legal extern for the General Counsel’s Office of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where she gained experience drafting the hospital’s policies on business associate agreements.
Honors and Awards
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award – DePaul University College of Law
- Member – American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association
Maria received her B.A., cum laude, in psychology and Italian, from Georgetown University in 2015, and she received her J.D., summa cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law in 2018, where she was Associate Editor of the DePaul Law Review, Volume 67. Maria also received a certificate in Health Law, and was a fellow and co-director of programming for the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute.
Maria is proficient in Italian.
- Wind Point Partners' Acquisition of Corbett Technology Solutions, Inc.
- Auto/Mate, Inc. Sale to DealerSocket
- ARCH Global Holdings - Acquisition of Aero Pacific Corporation
- Acquisition of The Care Team by Revelstoke Capital Partners
- BlackBern Acquisition of Zentech Manufacturing
- The Jordan Company Acquisition of ARCH Global Precision
- Gladson Acquisition of ItemMaster
- Gladson Acquisition of Edgenet
Briefing 05/05/20DOJ Imposes Statutory Maximum $100M Antitrust Penalty Against Florida Oncology Provider
Briefing 03/27/20HHS Releases Critical Guidance on the Application and Enforcement of HIPAA During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Briefing 03/18/19Proposed Federal Law Broadens Regulatory Landscape for Facial Recognition Technology
Briefing 01/30/19Landmark Ruling on the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act
Blogs & Podcasts
06/15/20Missouri Appellate Court Hears Oral Argument in Johnson & Johnson $4.7B Appeal
05/11/20Healthcare Organizations and Essential Services Increasingly Targeted as Pandemic-Related Malicious Online Activities Persist
04/14/20Multinational Response to Malicious Online Activities Related to COVID-19
03/27/20U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Releases Critical Guidance on the Application and Enforcement of HIPAA During the COVID-19 Pandemic
08/12/19Doctrine of Equivalents Reaffirmed in Light of Prosecution History Estoppel Argument