Matt Lawless is an attorney in The Procter & Gamble Company’s Global Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Information Technology Law group. He advises clients with respect to consumer data projects and information security, negotiates privacy contracts, and leads P&G’s privacy compliance and training programs.
Matt also serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law, the University of Dayton School of Law, and the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he teaches courses in information privacy. Matt frequently speaks and writes on law and technology topics, and has presented most recently on privacy in the internet of things, standing in data breach litigation, and privacy issues in electronic discovery at the ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference, the CincyBrand conference, the OSBA Annual Midwest Labor and Employment Law Seminar, and the Northern Kentucky University Cybersecurity Symposium.
Prior to joining P&G, Matt worked in private practice and was a law clerk for judges on the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a graduate of the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers and has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyers “Rising Star.” Matt holds the CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPP/US, and FIP credentials from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and is a 2016-2018 co-chair of the IAPP’s Cincinnati KnowledgeNet.
Matt received his B.A. from Michigan State University, M.A. from Texas Tech University, and J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington.