The IAPP’s “Profiles in Privacy” series features a monthly conversation with a notable privacy professional to discuss their journey in privacy, challenges and lessons learned along the way. IAPP’s Jennifer Bryant interviewed Matt Kelly on topics from changes in practice technology over the course of his legal career, to the importance of mentorship and professional relationships, to the reasons he believes Debevoise is uniquely well-positioned for the work being performed by the firm’s Data Strategy & Security Group, including thanks to the “extraordinary team of Debevoise associates” and the breadth of the firm’s client base.

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Matthew Kelly is a litigation counsel based in the firm’s New York office and a member of the Data Strategy & Security Group. His practice focuses on advising the firm’s growing number of clients on matters related to AI governance, compliance and risk management, and on data privacy. He can be reached at