Data Privacy & Security

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' data privacy and security 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.

Latham’s data privacy and security 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 Data Privacy & Security Practice is the ability to deliver rapid global response capabilities on data protection or cybersecurity 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


  • Litigation & Trial Partner Again Named to “Incident Response 30” List - April 22, 2019
  • Three Latham Litigators Honored as Client Service All-Stars - March 26, 2019
  • Latham Again Named Technology Group of the Year - February 18, 2019
  • Data Privacy & Security Partner Named a Top Cyber Lawyer in California - January 22, 2019
  • Eight Latham Partners Recognized as Top Lawyers by Washingtonian - December 13, 2018

Highlighted as being "very good for cutting edge privacy advice," Latham's data privacy and cybersecurity team combine "the highest quality knowledge and industry experience" to "deliver business appropriate advice."

The Legal 500 UK 2019 


A Perspective on the Evolving Threat Landscape for Data-driven CompaniesPrivacy + Security Forum LegalSEC Summit 2017

Media Coverage

Technology Group of the Year: LathamTop Cyber Lawyer in California: Michael RubinReconciling Innovation and Regulation: Mission Impossible?


Latham Expands Leading FinTech Practice with Prominent D.C. HiresLitigation & Trial Partner Again Named to “Incident Response 30” ListLatham Releases The Book of Jargon® – Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology

Thought Leadership

Draft CCPA Implementing Regulations: What’s New, What’s NextGerman Data Protection Authorities Adopt New GDPR Fine ModelCalifornia Consumer Privacy Act Amendments Are Final