Faculty Profile: Matt White

Matt WhiteBaker Donelson

Matt White is a shareholder with Baker Donelson and is co-chair of Baker Donelson's Financial Services Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Team, regularly advises clients on a wide range of cybersecurity and data privacy matters, including compliance, vendor management, training, incident response, regulatory investigations, and litigation.  He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). Matt is also a Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP). His practice focuses on representing business from numerous sectors including financial, construction, retail, and education as well as federal/state contractors and other highly regulated businesses.  He routinely advises clients on data privacy and security matters arising from a variety of state and federal laws and regulations including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the Stored Communications Act (SCA), the California Consumer Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), the New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation, and other state and industry data privacy laws, rules, and regulations.. He also counsels clients on global data protection laws including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and on compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI-DSS) requirements.  Matt particularly focuses on helping businesses implement policies, procedures, and best practices concerning data privacy and security, and assisting clients in strategically navigating through cyber incidents and litigation.  Matt also provides strategic advice to his clients concerning artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain technology, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, and other digital assets including non-fungible tokens (NFTs). He provides sophisticated and knowledgeable counsel on the novel issues clients encounter in this rapidly evolving space.