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Monica J. Manzella, CIPP/US

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Monica Manzella assists clients with matters concerning data privacy, security, compliance, and information management.

Professional Biography

Ms. Manzella represents clients across all industries in handling matters related to HIPAA, data privacy, security, compliance, data incident response, and information management issues.

She also has extensive litigation and transactional experience in corporate and commercial law, contract law, health care, privacy, security law, governmental standards of conduct and ethics law, acquisition and procurement law, construction law, employment and labor law, personal injury, casualty, and insurance law.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Ms. Manzella served as in-house counsel for a health care startup, as a member of the inaugural Chief Security Officer organization for a Fortune 500 energy company with operations in the southern United States, as an assistant city attorney for the City of New Orleans, and as an attorney in private practice focusing on commercial litigation.

  • Member – Federal Bar Association
  • Member – Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Member – Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Past Chair – New Orleans Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member – International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US)


  • Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense & Security, M.A. in Security Studies, Homeland Security and Defense, 2016
  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D., 2005
    • Order of Barristers
    • National Moot Court Team
  • Spring Hill College, B.A., 2002, Summa Cum Laude


  • Louisiana, 2005

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