Kara Hillburger

Kara L. Hilburger, Esq.

CIPP/US, Member

Certified Information Privacy Professional, United States (CIPP/US)

Kara helps companies design and build privacy and data security governance programs, and develop written policies, procedures and standards. Kara is a member of the firm’s website privacy compliance practice and ADA practice group and assists clients from a wide range of sectors with a myriad of privacy issues. She regularly advises companies on risk management,preparedness, compliance, litigation, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Kara advises and counsels corporate clients on various labor and employment issues, including those touching upon technology and privacy matters. She works collaboratively with key organizational stake-holders to provide innovative and thoughtful advice and support in areas such as bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, social media and technology-use issues, contract preparation and review, workplace privacy concerns, and employee discipline matters. Kara has represented clients before administrative agencies, litigated state and federal employment matters and has extensive experience assisting her clients with reviewing and negotiating contract provisions.  

Kara has developed and conducted several training programs for her clients on topics such as social media use, sexual harassment, and conflict resolution in the workplace.

She assists clients with a variety of corporate needs, from contract review, licensing, women-owned business matters, to facilitating a culture of positive labor relations. Kara also works with businesses to provide practical and proactive counsel under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from website remediation recommendations to litigation strategy and defense and settlement compliance.

Kara has lead a number of social media initiatives and can help clients navigate through the legal implications, as well as the practical ones, in developing social media campaigns.

Kara is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional, United States (CIPP/US) as certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Select Experience

  • Acted as legal liaison and advisor for organization-wide initiative to increase social media presence and technology-use in the workforce.
  • Developed and piloted new employee orientation and on-boarding initiative for organization with hundreds of employees in several offices.
  • Litigated action against governmental agency challenging wrongful termination.

& Thought Leadership

  • Trained Mediator and Alternative Dispute Resolution Professional
  • Respected speaker, presenter and trainer on hot topics in the area labor and employee relations
  • Recipient of the University at Buffalo Law School Faculty Award

Legal Associations

International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), Member

Present Affiliations

InfoTech WNY, Member

Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Member

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Member 

Membership & Admission

New York State

Wisconsin State


State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007

The George Washington University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004

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