Matthew focuses his practice in the areas of information privacy and cyber law, bringing to bear his broad experience in commercial litigation and administrative law to create cost-effective litigation and regulatory compliance solutions for his clients. Matthew loves the intersection of two of his greatest interests, the law and technology. Because he pursued a career in information technology before going to law school, Matthew understands the technologies driving our economy and the importance of protecting the technology industry as governments take an increasingly greater regulatory role. Through broad experience in litigating cases in construction disputes, contract disputes, catastrophic injury cases, employment, and transportation, Matthew has developed the skills to understand his clients’ vulnerabilities and recommend strategies to protect against those vulnerabilities. He believes technology businesses will need these skills when governments legislate and regulate in ways that may harm their opportunities for growth and development. He has experience developing strategies for businesses to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Additionally, he has responded to numerous state and federal regulatory enforcement actions involving employment discrimination, violations of consumer regulations, and airplane pilot license actions. His greatest professional satisfaction comes from knowing the strategies he gives his clients saves them time, money, and anxiety, freeing them to pursue their passions.
Matthew obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English from Utah State University in 1994. He and his wife then moved to Morgantown, WV, where he lived near his mother’s family and earned a Master’s degree in English from West Virginia University. At WVU, he earned the Rebecca Perry Mason Award for Outstanding Master’s Degree Student in 1995. In 2008, he and his wife decided he should earn a law degree, entering the University of Utah later that year and graduating in 2011. During law school, Matthew earned the College of Law Outstanding Achievement Award – best overall performance in the following courses: Legal Methods and Client Crisis Management.
Admissions & Associations
Matthew is a member of the Utah State Bar and is admitted to practice in both state and federal court. He is a member of the Litigation, Construction, and Natural Resources Law Sections of the Utah State Bar Association.
Matthew’s interests include mountain biking, running, skiing, longboarding, following developments in technology, being with his wife and kids, and (because he is a nerd) mathematics and reading.