Sajjad Matin

Principal Counsel – Cybersecurity and Data Protection

Practice Groups

Health Affairs and  Technology & Research


Sajjad joined the Office of General Counsel in May 2022.  In his role in Cybersecurity and Data Protection, Sajjad counsels system-wide stakeholders through major cybersecurity incidents. Sajjad serves as primary legal support to UCOP’s Office of Information Technology Services and Cybersecurity Audit Team, and advises UC Health, the Faculty Senate, and the UC campuses on a broad range of cybersecurity and technology matters. 

Prior to his arrival at UCOP, Sajjad served as a federal prosecutor in Miami, Florida, where he focused on investigating and prosecuting cybercrimes, including intrusions and ransomware attacks.  Sajjad’s experience includes civil enforcement as an attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he investigated bribery, insider trading, and fraud against investors.  Prior to public service, Sajjad worked in the Silicon Valley as an intellectual property attorney, including as inhouse counsel for a company specializing in virtualization technology.


University of California, Berkeley, J.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.M.
The Johns Hopkins University, B.S.

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