Matthew J. Buchbinder

Phone Number: (615) 255-2555
Fax: (615) 255-0032

Matthew Buchbinder provides counsel to health care providers in the area of information privacy, including incident investigation and breach response management, regulatory compliance, privacy and security policy review and drafting, risk management, and operational matters. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Additionally, Matthew represents health care providers in transactional and corporate matters.


Matthew has experience in various civil litigation matters including the defense of health care providers in health care liability actions and licensure actions, business and commercial litigation, and construction litigation. Matthew has defended health care providers in several jury trials and contested case hearings and has argued before the Tennessee Court of Appeals and Tennessee Supreme Court.


Matthew also serves as the firm’s chief privacy officer. In this role, Matthew promotes an awareness of privacy and security-related issues for the firm. He oversees the development and implementation of the firm’s information security and privacy policies.




Matthew is active in professional and civic organizations. He is a member of the Nashville Bar Association and International Association of Privacy Professionals and has been a member of Harry Phillips American Inn of Court. Matthew regularly volunteers for the ACLU, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Belcourt Theatre and has enjoyed volunteering for W.O. Smith Music School in the past. Matthew enjoys managing the firm’s lawyer league softball team and playing tennis, kickboxing, cycling, and running long distances, including half marathons and marathons.

Current Employment Position: Associate

Bar Admissions: 
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Belmont University, B.Mus., 2009
Indiana University, M.A., 2014
Vanderbilt University, J.D., 2014
Honors and Awards:
CIPP/US Certification, conferred by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)
Mellon Foundation Western European Endowment Professional Development Grant
Professional Associations and Memberships: 
American Bar Association
2020-current, Web/Social Media Representative, eHealth, Privacy & Security IG, Health Law Section
2019-2020, Chair, Young Lawyers Division Science and Technology Committee
Nashville Bar Association
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Representative Cases:
Martin v. Rolling Hills Hosp., LLC, 600 S.W.3d 322 (Tenn. 2020).

Buchbinder, M., Judith Regan, et al, “Improving Mental Health Services Through Physician Assistants: Legislation in Several Southern States,” South. Med. J. 110(4), 239-43 (2017).

Buchbinder, M., “Law and Public Policy,” The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture, Edited by Janet Sturman (2019).

Buchbinder, M. and Ashley Thomas, “Digital Contact Tracing in the European Union – Best Practices for United States Legislators and Regulators?,” The Health Lawyer 33(1) (Oct. 2020).


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