Wayne Matus


Currently General Counsel and Co-Founder of SafeGuardGDPR, a privacy software-based compliance company, Wayne is a highly accomplished and recognized attorney with a consistent record of building and leading successful global teams managing litigation, eDiscovery, investigations, and data privacy business areas. From 2012-2018, as a Managing Director of UBS AG, he was the senior legal officer accountable for the collection, transfer, processing, review and analysis of data for all significant Legal, Investigations and Compliance matters for the bank globally, including “eDiscovery,” Data Privacy and Cyber Security. He was responsible for all related Information Governance, Compliance (Monitoring and Surveillance), GDPR and Data Security areas. From 2007-2012 he was an Equity Partner and Group Head at Pillsbury Winthrop for the Information Law and Electronic Discovery Practice Group and co-Lead Partner for the Privacy Law Practice Group.  Each practice was ranked by Chambers & Partners as among the world’s leading practices and he was singularly recognized by Chambers & Partners as one of the world’s best lawyers in each practice. 


Honor and Awards: Boris Kostelanetz President's Medal, New York County Lawyers Association, for dedication and service to the legal profession; Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing, The Burton Foundation (Library of Congress); Chambers and Partners | Litigation: eDiscovery—National (First Tier); Chambers and Partners | Privacy & Data Security: eDiscovery—Global USA (First Tier); Faculty, Sedona Conference Working Group 11-Data Privacy and Security; Faculty, Sedona Conference Working Group 1—Electronic Document Retention and Production; Faculty, Sedona Conference Working Group 6—International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure; The Legal 500 | Technology: Data Protection and Privacy, US