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Paul C. Mathis


Paul C. Mathis is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a member of the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity and International Dispute Resolution groups.

Paul represents a diverse set of clients on a wide range of counseling, regulatory, litigation, and arbitration matters, most often involving high technology industries or sectors. Paul’s experience in privacy and cybersecurity law includes data incident response, compliance reviews, and the representation of clients in incident-based litigation. He also has experience counseling technology and media companies on broad regulatory compliance and litigation matters, both in nascent markets, such as that for autonomous vehicles, and mature markets, such as that for satellite and cable broadcasting.

Paul has also worked extensively on international arbitration and litigation matters. He has represented multiple clients in ICC-based arbitration involving cross-border manufacturing and supply transactions. He also works with the firm’s International Terrorism Litigation practice and helped secure tens of millions of dollars in judgments for victims of state-sponsored terrorism attacks.

Paul received his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School, where he was a research assistant to Eric Posner. Prior to that, Paul received his B.A. from Harvard University, where he was recognized as a John Harvard Scholar, and where he worked as a research assistant to economic historian Sven Beckert.


  • Harvard University, B.A. (2012) cum laude
  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D. (2018)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia

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"DOJ’s Revised Prosecutorial Guidelines: The “Ethical” Hacker Exemption," Privacy Law Alert (June 3, 2022). Contacts: Nimrod Haim Aviad, Stephen M. Byers, Matthew B. Welling, Evan D. Wolff, Alexander Urbelis, Anand Sithian, Paul C. Mathis
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"Biden Administration Considers Imposing Sanctions on Kaspersky Labs," Privacy Law Alert (April 6, 2022). Contacts: Caroline E. Brown, Robert Holleyman, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Evan D. Wolff, Alexander Urbelis, Paul C. Mathis
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"NIST Seeking Input on Potential Cybersecurity Framework Update," Privacy Law Alert (March 10, 2022). Contacts: Evan D. Wolff, Alexander Urbelis, Garylene (Gage) Javier, CIPP/US, Paul C. Mathis
Client Alert / Newsletter
"The Colorado Privacy Act Signed," Privacy Law Alert (July 20, 2021). Contact: Paul C. Mathis
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"Newly Proposed Cyber Reporting Rules for Banking Organizations," Administrative Law Alert (February 1, 2021). Contacts: Caroline E. Brown, Paul C. Mathis
Client Alert / Newsletter
"NIST Keeps IoT Hot with Draft Guidance," Administrative Law Alert (January 22, 2021). Contacts: Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US, Paul C. Mathis
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"The Revolving Door of Autonomous Vehicle Talent: Managing Employee Access to Trade Secrets & Facilitating Robust Investigation of Safety Issues," Crowell & Moring Webinar (May 12, 2020). Presenters: Cheryl A. Falvey, Rukiya Mohamed, and Paul C. Mathis.
"Autonomous vehicles: Driving regulatory and liability challenges," Automotive World (April 7, 2020). Authors: Rebecca Baden Chaney, Evan Y. Chuck, and Maarten Stassen.
"NIST Floats Revised IoT Guidance as California Law Goes Into Effect," Privacy Law Alert (January 28, 2020). Contacts: Cheryl A. Falvey, Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US, Jeffrey L. Poston, Paul C. Mathis
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"NIST Surveys and Assesses Broad Landscape of IoT Cybersecurity Standards in Interagency Report," Crowell & Moring's Data Law Insights (December 26, 2018). Authors: Cheryl A. Falvey, Gabriel M. Ramsey, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, and Paul C. Mathis.

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