Matthew “Matt” Diaz is an associate in Ice Miller’s Data Security and Privacy Practice Group.
Prior to joining Ice Miller, Matt was a policy specialist for Connect Ohio, a nonprofit organization focused on facilitating broadband access, adoption and use throughout the state of Ohio. In this role, Matt monitored broadband and privacy matters in the United States Congress, at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and in state legislatures across the country. He also assisted in advocacy efforts promoting broadband deployment in Ohio.
Matt has experience working on telecommunications matters in Washington, D.C. He served as a legal intern at CTIA, a wireless communications trade association, where he assisted with regulatory filings before the FCC. He also served as a law clerk in the office of Chairman Tom Wheeler at the FCC.
During law school, Matt developed his legal skills through various externship programs. He was a judicial extern for U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton and served as a legal extern in the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus.
Matt earned his juris doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. While in law school, Matt served as the editor-in-chief of I/S – Ohio State’s Technology Law Journal. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and political science, cum laude, from the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa. While at USF, he served on the university’s board of trustees and was student body president.

Selected Experience
  • Represented one of the leading investment groups in Ohio seeking to submit multiple applications to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. Licensure sought for medical marijuana cultivation, processing, and dispensaries. Also represent financial institutions seeking to comply with federal and state regulations regarding financial services to marijuana-related businesses.  
Speaking Engagements
  • “Meltdown & Spectre: Managing Cyber Vulnerabilities” at the Columbus, Ohio Chapter of ASIS International, Feb. 15, 2018
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