Kristen J. Mathews

Kristen Mathews focuses her practice on data privacy and cybersecurity law and has done so since 1998, about as far back as the area of law has existed. Kristen is head of Proskauer’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Group, a highly specialized group of more than 30 lawyers across the globe whose impressive list of historical representative matters dates back to 1996. In this role, Kristen has undertaken important work, influencing the industry standards for consumer privacy and online behavioral advertising. She has counseled numerous companies on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Kristen’s experience covers the entire landscape of privacy and cybersecurity matters within virtually all industries, with a special focus on retailers, financial institutions, health care, media and entertainment and technology. She has been accredited by International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a certified information privacy professional (CIPP) since 2005 and her practice has evolved and grown with the field over the years, always addressing the most cutting-edge technology and data protection issues that her clients face.

Regarded in the market as “highly practical,” Kristen is known for taking a creative approach to helping clients achieve their business objectives. Since 2010, she has been ranked consistently by Chambers USA, Chambers Global and The Legal 500 as a top lawyer in the privacy and data protection space. As editor of the leading treatise in her area, "Proskauer on Privacy," and Proskauer’s Privacy Law Blog, Kristen’s writings and public speaking engagements reflect her leadership in the industry and her sensitive appreciation of the issues that her clients face, both from a practical and legal perspective.