Louise S. Hutchinson, CIPP/US


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Louise S. Hutchinson

Louise Hutchinson is a partner at Bybel Rutledge LLP where she counsels organizations on commercial legal matters. Often operating in a general counsel role, Ms. Hutchinson assists with a variety of issues as they arise.

Having held positions in-house and in private practice, as well as in the private, government and nonprofit sectors, she understands legal challenges faced by many types of organizations. Her experience includes General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to a connector manufacturer, counselor to religious and other nonprofit organizations, government regulatory attorney, creditors rights/bankruptcy practitioner and nonprofit officer, board member and volunteer. Louise has also worked extensively in the information technology field with an emphasis on agreements, licensing and privacy. A graduate of Bucknell University and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review, Louise is a Certified Information Privacy Professional United States ("CIPP/US") as conferred by the International Association of Privacy Professionals ("IAPP").

Professional Affiliations, Awards, Boards

  • Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania
    • Board Member
    • Chair, Women in Tech Committee
    • Past Manufacturing Sub Committee Chair
  • IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals)
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional United States (“CIPP/US”)
    • Privacy Bar
    • Women Leading Privacy
  • UMC3 United Methodist Chancellors Association 2015 - Present
    • Member Executive Committee 2018
  • Leadership Harrisburg Graduate
  • YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry Honoree
  • United Methodist Home for Children/Board Officer 2004 - 2009
  • Community Action Commission Capital Region 1996 - 2001
  • Pack 201 South Hanover Cub Scouts Pack Committee 2014 - 2016
  • Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Parish Relations Committee 2014 - 2015
  • Graceful Moms, Grace United Methodist Church 2005 – 2010
    • Co-Chair 2008
    • Committee Chair 2007
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association

Professional Presentations and Publications

  • “Supply Chain Financial Perils & Solutions/Bankruptcy Basics,” The Manufacturers’ Association, Webinar (June 2020)
  • “COVID-19 Economic Impact,” Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, Webinar (May 2020)
  • “Intersection of Information Technology and Human Resources – Every Company is a Tech Company,” 2019 Central Penn Business Journal 2019 Human Resources Symposium, Manheim, PA (October 2019)
  • “Trends for Successful Boards Now and in the Future,” 2019 The Directors Institute, Hershey, PA (June 2019)
  • PBI Lecturer on Information Technology, Software Agreements and Licensing
  • Presenter to Pa. County Commissioner Association on Information Technology Agreements
  • Presenter to Technology Council of Central Pa on Internet Law and Software Transactions
  • E-Legal Columnist for Harrisburg Magazine’s Business & Technology Digest
  • Author Client Alerts on Software, Internet, Privacy and related Information Technology Matters
  • Presenter on FIRREA Affordable Housing Matters to RTC/FDIC Nationwide and Northeastern U.S.

Practice Areas:

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1988 (Law Review)

Bucknell University, B.A., 1985