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Matthew Christian Staples

Matthew Christian Staples

also known as Matt Staples

Practice areas:

Privacy, Internet, Mergers & Acquisitions, Licensing, Intellectual Property

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Privacy: 35%
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%
  3. Internet: 20%
  4. Licensing: 15%
  5. Intellectual Property: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Andrew Wang Shawber

    I worked with Matt for several years and it was a great pleasure working with him. Matt is extremely knowledgable, competent, diligent and responsive. In addition, he has a great attitude towards his work. I can confidently endorse Matt as a legal professional.


    Andrew Shawber Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5100

Seattle, WA, 98104-7036




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Washington Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Washington Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Washington Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Washington Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati2007 - Present
Attorney at LawPerkins Coie LLP2004 - 2007
Summer AssociatePreston Gates & Ellis (now K&L Gates)2003 - 2003
Research Assistant to Dr. Peter MenellBerkeley Center for Law and Technology2002 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)2008 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)Registered Patent Attorney2005 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
WSGR AlertNinth Circuit Holds that Increased Risk of Identity Theft is Sufficient for Article III Standing2011
American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, Consumer Protection Committee NewsletterState Data Security Laws Update2010
WSGR AlertState Data Security Laws2010
WSGR AlertFTC Releases Latest Privacy Report, Proposes New "Do Not Track" Mechanism2010
American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, Insurance and Financial Services Committee NewsletterRed Flags Rules: Financial Institutions and Creditors with Covered Accounts Must Implement ID Theft Prevention Programs2009
WSGR AlertFTC Red Flags Rule2009
Privacy and Data Security Law JournalSecurity Breach Notification2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJuris Doctor2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Cloud and Big Data 2015Current Privacy Issues: Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning2015
Privacy in the Electronic WorkspaceEmployee Privacy2007
Entrepreneurship WorkshopIntellectual Property Overview2007
Consumer Protection UpdateConsumer Privacy2007