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Matthew M. Dybas

Matthew M. Dybas



  • Business & Commercial
  • Asbestos & Toxic Tort
  • Class Action Defense
  • Financial Services Litigation – Consumer

WSG Practice Industries


Illinois, U.S.A.


Matthew Dybas is an associate in Dykema's privacy and data security group. Mr. Dybas' privacy and data security practice includes advising domestic and international clients on issues of breach response, employee training, risk assessment, policies and procedures, corporate compliance projects and revising services agreements to include adequate privacy and data security protections. Within this realm, Mr. Dybas has notable experience handling compliance matters related to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), as certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group 11 – Data Security and Privacy Liability.

Mr. Dybas also has experience litigating commercial real estate disputes, business torts and trade secret claims in state and federal courts. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dybas served as a Judicial Intern for former Chief Judge William B. Murphy of the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Bar Admissions

Admitted in Michigan and Washington, D.C. Only. Illinois Admission Pending.


University of Michigan Law School, J.D. Georgetown University, B.A.
Areas of Practice

Asbestos & Toxic Tort | Business & Commercial | Class Action Defense | Financial Services Litigation – Consumer | Litigation | Privacy and Data Security | Property Tax Appeals


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Dykema, November 2019

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Dykema, October 2018

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DOJ to Reduce “Piling on” Penalties to Incentivize Corporate Voluntary Self Disclosures
Dykema, June 2018

On May 9, 2018, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein released a new “Policy on Coordination of Corporate Resolution Penalties” (“Policy”) in an effort to ameliorate the unwarranted “piling on” of penalties by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and other law enforcement agencies outside of the DOJ. The Policy’s teeth come in the form of the new section 1-12.100 to the United States Attorney Manual, which requires U.S...

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