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


  • Latham Named to BTI CyberSavvy 16 - March 25, 2020
  • Latham Named 2019 Cybersecurity & Privacy Group of the Year - January 28, 2020
  • Latham Among 2019 Firms of the Year - January 12, 2020
  • 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

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 


New Era for US Privacy Laws: California and BeyondA Perspective on the Evolving Threat Landscape for Data-driven CompaniesPrivacy + Security Forum

Media Coverage

16 Firms Score GCs' Praise For Cyber SavvinessDaily Dicta: Latham’s Billion Dollar LitigatorCybersecurity & Privacy Group Of The Year: Latham & Watkins


Latham Named to BTI CyberSavvy 16 Firm Advises SEHA on Landmark Joint Venture with Mayo ClinicNYU Law Student Receives Latham Award in Technology and Law

Thought Leadership

Hong Kong Regulator Addresses COVID-19 Data Privacy IssuesGDPR and COVID-19: What Companies Need to KnowUK Government Releases Details of New ‘Online Harms’ Regime for Online Platforms