Matthew Richardson, Brown Rudnick LLP
Matthew Richardson
Brown Rudnick LLP

Matthew Richardson is a partner in the Firm’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy and Digital Commerce groups. Matthew provides clients with cutting-edge legal solutions in the digital realm; and his experience bridges the dynamic intersection of corporate transactional law and the intricate world of high-tech legislation, making him an invaluable asset to clients navigating the complexities of the digital age.

Matthew’s acumen extends through data protection and privacy, intellectual property, commercial law, cybercrime and public law, with an emphasis on the legalities surrounding digital commerce and fintech. His practice is bolstered by an in-depth knowledge of franchising and an astute understanding of issues like cyber harassment, digital forensics and the nuances of electronic communications.

His robust legal portfolio is complemented by an impressive array of advanced engineering qualifications, which equip him with the rare ability to grasp and articulate the technical nuances of IT and high-tech cases with remarkable speed and clarity. Matthew is responsible for several advancements in IT law, including the first injunction served by Twitter, and the first injunction to prevent the use of an illegal bit-torrent. He has also represented and advised in many related areas, including novel hi-tech injunctions, online harassment, data protection matters, domain name disputes, online infringement of moral rights, online infringement of trademarks and copyright, software contracts, telecoms disputes, negligence in software design, online breach of confidence, multijurisdictional IT matters, database rights and bitcoin disputes.