Connectivity, Privacy & Information

The Internet-driven economy creates complex legal challenges that require expertise in multiple disciplines. At Latham & Watkins, we offer an integrated solution to those challenges — one that tracks the ways that companies confront them, regulators address them, and judges consider them.

Why Latham

Our Connectivity, Privacy & Information Practice brings together a global team of lawyers with wide-ranging experience addressing the critical legal issues arising from digital technology and services, in disciplines including communications, data privacy and security, and copyright. Our team handles high-profile litigation, regulatory investigations and counseling, internal investigations, and technology transactions for clients in a diverse array of industry sectors. Our deep bench of counselors and litigators enables us to handle matters requiring extensive experience in particular areas of the law governing digital commerce, as well as matters that cut across legal silos.

Comprehensive Legal and Industry Experience on a Global Scale

With lawyers in the United States, Europe, and Asia, Latham’s Connectivity, Privacy & Information group works with clients around the globe on their most critical domestic and cross-border matters. Our team includes former senior government officials and other lawyers with extensive experience representing clients before relevant courts, agencies, and other tribunals.

  • Our communications lawyers draw on extensive knowledge of the statutes and regulations governing broadband, cable television, wireless and wireline telecommunications, satellite, and broadcast services to represent clients in litigation, regulatory counseling and advocacy, as well as merger approvals and other transactions.
  • Our privacy and data security lawyers leverage their experience working within the web of US, EU, and global laws that impact the collection, use, protection, and transfer of consumer and other sensitive data to defend consumer class actions and other lawsuits, handle regulatory investigations, respond to data breaches and other privacy crises, advise on complex corporate transactions, and counsel clients on how best to mitigate the ever-mounting risks related to digital transformation and other data-driven business strategies.
  • Our copyright litigation team offers a destination trial practice for infringement and licensing disputes, as well as rate-setting matters, while counseling media, software, and technology clients on compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Music Modernization Act (MMA), and a broad range of other regulatory issues.

Our Experience

Awards & Rankings

  • Nine Latham Partners Receive 2021 MVP Recognitions - August 30, 2021
  • New York Partner Selected for Leadership Music’s Class of 2022 - June 03, 2021
  • 10 Latham Lawyers Named 2021 Rising Stars - May 31, 2021
  • Latham Named Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year - May 31, 2021
  • Washington, D.C. Counsel Named to Prestigious Data Privacy 40 Under 40 List - May 12, 2021

Latham offers “enviable strength in regulatory matters and additional capabilities advising on high-stakes litigation and transactions. Clients are drawn from across the industry and include companies in the radio and television, satellite and network infrastructure spaces. The team “draws on impressive global platform to handle market-leading cross-border mandates, whether transactional or contentious.”

Chambers 2020

Events

China’s New Data Laws

Media Coverage

MVPs: Matthew Brill & Matthew MurchisonLatham Adds IP Litigation Leader as Firms Ramp Up Patent RecruitingOracle Closes in on Trial With HPE Over Pirated Patches

News

Latham & Watkins Advises Sony Pictures in US$1 Billion Acquisition of GSN Games by ScopelyLatham & Watkins Advises on GitLab’s IPOLatham & Watkins Represents IHS Holding Limited in IPO

Thought Leadership

FCC Adopts Standard National Security, Law Enforcement Questions for Foreign Ownership ReviewsChina Introduces Legislation on Personal Information ProtectionChina Issues New Regulations to Protect the Critical Information Infrastructure

Webcasts & Podcasts

The Biden Administration’s Regulatory and Enforcement Priorities: A Six-Month UpdateWhat Do Biden's 100 Day Enforcement Priorities Mean for Asia?Podcast – Copyright & Brexit: How Will Article 15 of the EU Copyright Directive Affect Publishers and Platforms‪?