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

  • Latham Earns Top Fintech Rankings Globally - February 10, 2021
  • For Second Consecutive Year, Latham Honored Among Top Cybersecurity & Privacy Groups - December 22, 2020
  • Two Litigation & Trial Partners Named Entertainment Power Lawyers: New York - December 09, 2020
  • Latham Named 2020 Law Firm of the Year - November 30, 2020
  • Latham Recognized Across the Board for Litigation & Trial Prowess - October 14, 2020

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


Webcast – A Look Ahead at the Biden Administration’s Regulatory and Enforcement Priorities

Media Coverage

Cybersecurity & Privacy Group of the Year: Latham & WatkinsTop Cyber Lawyers in California 2020: Michael Rubin Top Women Lawyers in California: Laura Washington


Latham & Watkins Advises Joby Aviation on its deSPAC combination with Reinvent Technology PartnersProminent Data & Technology Transactions Partner Joins Latham in the Bay AreaLatham Advises Underwriters in Leslie’s, Inc.’s Secondary Offering

Thought Leadership

German Court: CJEU Must Clarify Whether GDPR Provides Materiality Threshold UK Government Publishes Full Response to Online Harms White PaperExtensive Changes to Singapore’s Data Protection Regime Take Effect

Webcasts & Podcasts

Podcast – Has the Tide Turned for Transatlantic Data Transfers Post-Schrems II?A Look Ahead at the Biden Administration’s Regulatory and Enforcement PrioritiesPodcast – CCPA and the Next Wave of Data Privacy Regimes