Magdalena Gad-Nowak

Magdalena Gad-Nowak



Practice areas

Magdalena Gad-Nowak is specialized in data protection, cybersecurity, intellectual property and IT law.

She has ample experience advising clients on a broad range of data privacy and cybersecurity issues. She has worked on multiple global data protection and privacy compliance projects. She counsels on risk management, contractual data protection obligations, data security breach issues, domestic and international data compliance such as intra-group trans-border data transfers, development of data management policies, regulatory investigations (including representing clients before the Polish data protection authority) and e-privacy issues (including online marketing, implementation and enforcement of rules on cookies and other tracking technologies).

Her IP expertise focuses on copyright, trademark, trade secrets/know-how and database protection. She manages clients’ IP portfolio, represents clients in copyright and trademark infringement litigation, conducts trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings and IP due diligences, advises on trademark and copyright licensing transactions, and handles domain disputes.

She has vast experience advising on regulatory matters related to e-commerce, direct marketing and consumer protection. She also advises clients on contracts for the implementation of software and IT systems (including issues related to licenses, services and maintenance).

Magdalena is a legal advisor to various EU-funded Horizon 2020 projects in the areas of data protection, e-health, technology and intellectual property.

Magdalena is furthermore involved in cutting-edge research projects within the areas of her specialisation, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. In the context of these projects, she provides both legal and ethical advise and analysis as well as broader support to Timelex’s research partners in these projects.

Professional admissions and memberships

Magdalena is a member of the New York State Bar (since 2009) and of the Warsaw Bar Association (since 2013). In 2012 she also passed the Virginia Bar exam (US).

She is also a mediator with the Mediation Centre of the Polish Bar Council and a member of the Polish Association of Data Protection Practitioners (Stowarzyszenie Praktyków Ochrony Danych).

Prior professional experience

Prior to joining Timelex, Magdalena was a lawyer at several renowned global law firms in Warsaw, such as Squire Patton Boggs, Greenberg Traurig and Baker & McKenzie, where she assisted clients from various sectors: media, technology, pharma/life sciences, fintech, FMCG, telecom, automotive, armament and defense.


  • WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property (2010)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Business Practice, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (California, United States) and University of Salzburg (Austria) (2008)
  • Law degree, Jagiellonian University (Poland) (2007)
  • Erasmus student exchange program at KU Leuven (Belgium) (2006)
  • Jagiellonian University (Poland) and Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law: School of American Law (2005)