Matt focuses his practice in the areas of cyber and technology risks, privacy compliance, commercial litigation, and insurance coverage. A certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US), Matt co-chairs the firm’s Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity Industry Team and is a member of the Technology Committee.
Matt has counseled clients on the evaluation of data privacy risks, responses and solutions, and he serves as a breach coach, providing analysis and advice to address data breach events, including forensics, notification pursuant to federal and state laws, credit monitoring, and public relations issues. In addition to breach response and privacy compliance, Matt has counseled insurers on the underwriting and coverage issues arising under cyber-risk policies. Matt has also represented a wide variety of clients, including insurers, contractors, product manufacturers, and individuals, and concentrates his practice on complex litigation matters, including prosecuting and defending first- and third-party insurance coverage claims, construction claims, and commercial disputes.
Outside of the office, Matt is an active member of the community. He is the former vice president of the board of the Support Center for Child Advocates, a nonprofit organization that represents abused and neglected children in Philadelphia. He also serves as chair of the firm's child advocacy practice group and handles several cases for the Support Center. He has lectured at the center’s training program on several occasions, co-chairs the agency’s Volunteer Committee, and was named one of its Distinguished Advocates in 2006. Matt is also a former member of the board of directors of the Jewish Relief Agency, a nonprofit agency that provides food relief to thousands of local citizens in need.
Matt received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Colgate University in 1995. He earned his law degree, cum laude, at Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1998, where he served as an articles editor for the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review and was awarded the Barrister Award for achievement in the field of trial advocacy.