Matthew R. Baker


Matthew Baker

San Francisco

P: +1.415.291.6213
F: +1.415.291.6313

Matthew focuses his practice on white collar defense and internal investigations for a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on the energy and chemical sector. He is also well-versed in complex electronic discovery and information governance issues, as well as domestic and international data privacy and information security practices. His diverse experience at the intersection of litigation, technology, and data management enable him to provide clients with comprehensive counsel proactively and in real time.

Matthew draws on his vast litigation experience to help clients establish a defensible approach in the midst of a crisis. He understands the challenges clients face in a disaster, an investigation, or a data breach, and provides clients with strategies for mitigation and response tactics.

In addition, with a keen awareness of the enforcement landscape, Matthew assists clients with security and crisis preparedness. He works hand-in-hand with client management to develop simulations and drills to help identify and address gaps in procedures and protocols for emergent situations. He also advises clients on proactive litigation preparedness and information governance best practices, especially for those clients within highly regulated industries. He is highly experienced in knowledge management and counsels on processes for efficiently streamlining and organizing data.

Matthew frequently speaks and authors articles on privacy, information security, eDiscovery, and information governance practices. Matthew's pro bono work includes assisting nonprofit organizations with data privacy and information governance issues, as well as representing refugees seeking political asylum in the United States and clients with other immigration-related matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Matthew represented clients in complex criminal and commercial litigation matters throughout all phases of investigations, trial and appellate proceedings, with a focus on environmental and energy-related litigation. During law school, Matthew served as a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the U.S. Department of Justice.

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