Sara Hubaishi

350 S. Northwest Highway, Suite 300
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Office: (267) 930-6698


Washington University School of Law
Juris Doctor

Brenau University
Master of Arts, Communications and Media Studies

Brenau University
Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts


  • Illinois
  • New York (pending)

Practice Areas

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Muslim Bar Association of Chicago

Sara Hubaishi is an Associate with Mullen Coughlin, practicing in the Incident Response practice group. With previous Breach Coach experience, she advises organizations on their data privacy and security incident response obligations under U.S. state and federal law; imposed by U.S. state, federal and industry regulators; and via contractual agreements with third-parties. She works closely with vendors in the incident response ecosystem to identify the size and scope of an incident, confirm that the incident is not ongoing, and once so, works closely with the organization to mitigate the operational, financial and reputational effects of said incident.

Sara is well-versed in the myriad data privacy and information security laws and regulations that govern an organizations response to a data privacy and security incident, as well as with the protection of employee, client and business partner data. This includes U.S. federal and state laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM Act); the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA); the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA); and comprehensive state privacy laws including, and akin, to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Sara also has experience counseling her clients with international data protection laws, specifically with the EUโ€™s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Sara has an adept understanding of prevailing technologies in todayโ€™s business world and the data privacy and information security implications surrounding their use. Prior to joining Mullen Coughlin, Sara worked for an AmLaw 100 firm in their Data Privacy and Technology Transaction group where she drafted and reviewed third-party contracts and compliance documents for privacy-related nuances and data-sharing policies and procedures.

Sara received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where she was the Executive Editor of the Washington University Law Review. While in law school, Sara was a Fellow for the Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine and Law. She is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and previously served as a Board member for the Muslim Bar Association of Chicago.

She is fluent in Somali and also has proficient speaking and writing abilities in Dutch and Arabic.