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Matthew H. Meade

Matthew H. Meade

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Pittsburgh, PA, USA


Matthew H. Meade is co-chair of the firm's Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group where he provides advice regarding data security breaches, information and records management and other areas regarding privacy. He helps clients identify business risks associated with the use and storage of sensitive information. Matt regularly advises clients on security breach notification laws and other U.S. state and federal data security requirements (including laws regarding disposal of records). Matt drafts agreements addressing issues related to data use, privacy and security. He also has prepared document retention and management policies and developed associated training programs.

Matt's recent representations include:

  • Advised numerous entities, including health care providers, manufacturers, retailers, schools, security alarm companies, financial services company, county governments and collection agency on information security breach notification procedures and development of post breach corrective action plans.
  • Coordinated response to multi-state security breaches and hacking with local and federal law enforcement, district attorney and United States Attorney.
  • Performed comprehensive review and subsequent revisions of all security policies for leading hospitality provider and then provided data security training to managers and executives on subjects covered in policies.
  • On behalf of a health care automation solutions provider, obtained dismissal of claims arising from the theft of an employee’s laptop computer containing protected health information, on grounds that court lacked subject matter jurisdiction because plaintiff failed to adequately allege injury-in-fact.
  • Assisted banking client with response to unauthorized customer wire transfer, including developing post-incident policy enhancements.
  • Coordinated internal investigation of health care data breach, subsequent patient notice, communication with the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) and development of corrective steps. OCR closed the case taking no further action and noting the voluntary compliance efforts of the entity.
  • Negotiated with states attorney general office’s on behalf of cloud storage company holding data of health care entity involved in multi-state investigation and multi-jurisdiction litigation.
  • Prepared and reviewed company policies including Written Information Security Programs, document management, social networking and incident response.
  • Conducted internal investigation of processes and procedures of professional sports league, including analysis of discipline by league of teams, coaches and players, and of document management policy.
  • Conducted an internal investigation of a large-scale data leak of personnel information at a Fortune 100 corporation; interviewing relevant employees and preparing a report and recommendations for the Executive Board.
  • Advised clients on proper security measures in connection with employee and customer personal information.

Prior to joining Buchanan, Matt was an associate with the New York office of an international law firm, where, in addition to privacy-related matters, he worked on white-collar internal investigations, federal litigation matters and federal criminal cases, including plea negotiations, participation in proffer sessions, bail proceedings, guilty pleas, pre-sentence reports and negotiations with the United States Attorney's Office.

Matt was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® list in  2017 under the Privacy and Data Security Law category.

Matt serves on  the Steering Committee for the Sedona Conference Working Group 11 on  Data Security and Privacy Liability, which brings “together lawyers, judges, policy makers, security experts, technologists and business leaders to identify and develop principles and best practices that will constructively resolve issues surrounding data security and privacy liability.”  Matt speaks and writes regularly on data security and is a co-chair of the ABA’s Second Annual National Institute on Cybersecurity.
 
Matthew H. Meade is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Credit Monitoring and Data Breaches: Effective or Not?? (May 30–31, 2017) - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
Credit Monitoring and Data Breaches: Effective or Not?? (2018 Update) - 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, March 26, 2018
Credit Monitoring and Data Breaches: Effective or Not?? (2018) - Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Monday, May 07, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Data Security and Privacy Issues - 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Wednesday, March 28, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Data Security and Privacy Issues - Data Security and Privacy Issues , Wednesday, March 28, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Data Security and Privacy Issues - Data Security and Privacy Issues , Wednesday, March 28, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, April 02, 2018, New York, NY
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