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Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP

Phone: +1 202.654.6728
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Lee Matheson is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where he is a member of the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Group. Lee counsels businesses on both domestic and international privacy compliance matters, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Lee also advises clients on a wide range of other privacy and cybersecurity issues, including data breaches and incident response, risk assessments, and policy development.

Lee joined Crowell & Moring from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, where he was a 2017-2018 Westin Research Fellow. At the IAPP, Lee wrote extensively on current developments in both American and European privacy law. Lee is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), a Certified Information Privacy Professional with U.S. Private Sector, European, and Asian concentrations (CIPP/US/E/A), and a Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP). While in law school, Lee was a member of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law and an extern with both the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission and the Privacy Office of the Department of Homeland Security.


  • Denison University, B.A. political science (2013)
  • The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D. (2017) cum laude


Admitted to practice: Ohio

Lee is admitted in Ohio only, practicing under the supervision of D.C. Bar members.

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"Oregon Latest State to Require Reasonable Security for IoT Devices," Regulatory Alert (June 7, 2019). Contacts: Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Cheryl A. Falvey, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP
Client Alert/Newsletter
"New Jersey Passes Updated Data Breach Law," Privacy Law Alert (May 16, 2019). Contacts: Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Lessons From The House Report On The Equifax Breach," Pratt's Privacy & Cybersecurity Law (April 2019). Authors: Jeffery L. Poston, Paul M. Rosen, and Lee Matheson.
"California Considers Bill to Expand CCPA," Privacy Law Alert (March 1, 2019). Contacts: Paul M. Rosen, Jeffrey L. Poston, Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Lessons From the House Report on the Equifax Breach," Privacy Law Alert (December 20, 2018). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Poston, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Evan D. Wolff, Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US, Paul M. Rosen, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Outcome of Privacy Shield Review Uncertain, Despite U.S. Steps Toward Compliance," Crowell & Moring's Data Law Insights (October 18, 2018). Authors: Maarten Stassen and Lee Matheson.
"New National Cyber Strategy Outlines President's Cyber Agenda," Privacy Law Alert (October 5, 2018). Contacts: Evan D. Wolff, Paul M. Rosen, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Staffing the DPO Role—Internal or External? Attorney or No?" IAPP Webconference (March 6, 2018). Moderator: Lee Matheson.
"The Year in U.S. Privacy," 2017 Data Protection Congress (2017). Co-Presenter: Lee Matheson.

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