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

  • Washington, D.C. Counsel Named to Prestigious Data Privacy 40 Under 40 List - May 12, 2021
  • Hong Kong Associate Named Data Privacy Lawyer of the Year in Asia - May 04, 2021
  • Latham Lands Two Partners on Annual Honor Roll of Top IP Lawyers in California - April 25, 2021
  • Connectivity, Privacy & Information Partners Named to Incident Response 40 List - April 08, 2021
  • Five Partners Named to Billboard’s 2021 Top Music Lawyers List - April 05, 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

Privacy+Security Forum Spring Academy

Media Coverage

Washington, D.C. Counsel Named to Prestigious Data Privacy 40 Under 40 List2021 Top Intellectual Property Lawyers: Andrew M. GassCybersecurity & Privacy Group of the Year: Latham & Watkins

News

Washington, D.C. Counsel Named to Prestigious Data Privacy 40 Under 40 ListLatham Advises KKR and Ten Eleven Ventures in NetSPI‘s US$90 Million Growth Funding Hong Kong Associate Named Data Privacy Lawyer of the Year in Asia

Thought Leadership

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review - 11th EditionConsent Under PSD2 and the GDPR: Squaring the CircleUAE’s New Consumer Protection Law: An End to Direct Marketing?

Webcasts & Podcasts

What 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?Podcast – Has the Tide Turned for Transatlantic Data Transfers Post-Schrems II?