Information Law, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

As increased threats to company or customer data occur, Latham is at the forefront, providing rapid and discrete legal guidance.

Why Latham

Providing Clients with a Single Point of Expertise

Latham & Watkins' information law, data privacy and cybersecurity practitioners in Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Middle East not only advise on compliance and best practices for data management and incident preparedness, but also excel at the just-in-time, experience-based legal advice that is needed in the immediate aftermath of cyber incidents.

Named 2013 “Privacy Group of the Year” by Law 360, Latham’s information law, data privacy, and cybersecurity practitioners defend government investigations and other privacy proceedings, provide compliance advice focusing on cross-border and novel matters and issues, and advise on the privacy and data security aspects of multi-billion dollar transactions and investments. The hallmark of Latham’s Information Law, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice is the ability to deliver rapid global response capabilities on data protection or cyber security issues, and to develop innovative structures, processes, and arguments to enable global organizations to comply with an increasingly complex (and often conflicting) global regulatory environment.

Scope of Services

Latham lawyers routinely advise on:

  • Collection and use of employee and consumer personal data, including export of personal data to countries outside the EEA
  • Cybercrime and data breach insurance policies and claims
  • Cybercrime incident preparedness, response, breach notifications, and related internal and external investigations
  • Data sharing, including exploitation of big data
  • Direct marketing activities
  • Disclosure of data to law enforcement authorities
  • International data protection compliance programs and audits, and responses to government compliance reviews
  • Payment card association, post-breach penalties and audits
  • Privacy policies, documentation, and procedures as well as privacy impact assessments

Awards & Rankings


  • DC Partner Named to "Incident Response 30" List - April 22, 2018
  • Latham Named Technology Group of the Year - February 08, 2018
  • Two Latham Partners Named Top Cyber/AI Lawyers in California - January 29, 2018
  • New York Litigation & Trial Partner Named Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer - November 01, 2017
  • Corporate Counsel Rank Latham as a Top Law Firm for Cybersecurity - April 27, 2017
The Latham team has “become so well-versed in the emerging — and not always well-understood — realm of cross-border privacy threat response that they are actively sought by corporate officers wanting guidance on the latest legal thinking.” — Law 360 2013 


LegalSEC Summit 2017

Media Coverage

Technology Group of the Year: Latham & WatkinsTop Cyber/AI Lawyers 2018: Perry J. ViscountyTop Cyber/AI Lawyers 2018: Jennifer L. Barry


Latham Named Technology Group of the YearTwo Latham Partners Named Top Cyber/AI Lawyers in CaliforniaNY Partner Named Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer

Thought Leadership

California’s Consumer Right to Privacy Ballot InitiativeLatham's Interactive GDPR Implementation Tracker – GDPR.lw.comNational Cyber Security Centre Releases NIS Directive Guidance