Mary DiRago, CIPP/US


Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP


Molly DiRago is a partner at Troutman Pepper and litigates complex commercial matters, focusing on biometrics and privacy, class actions, partnership and shareholder disputes, and consumer fraud. Molly takes a results-oriented approach and finds creative solutions for her clients, whether through litigation or extrajudicial procedures.

Based out Chicago, Molly is a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy group. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and represents and advises her clients in all stages of litigation, including pre-litigation counseling, alternative dispute resolution, trial, and appeals. She counsels clients on privacy policies, including on the collection of biometric data (fingerprints, retina scans, etc.), and has written articles and spoken on privacy and technology issues, including Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act. She is editor of the firm’s More Privacy Please, a monthly newsletter recapping industry and legal developments in the areas of cybersecurity, information governance, and privacy.

Molly also enjoys contributing to the legal community through pro bono and public service efforts. She is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in both legal and business communities and focuses her community service on organizations working toward those goals. She is a board member of the Chicago chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), a junior board member of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), and a delegate for the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law. She has also written articles for Illinois Legal Aid Online and holds a position with the parent teacher organization (PTO) for her children’s school.


Contributions by Mary DiRago

  • Member of Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board 2022 - 2023