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 Receives 12 China Business Law Journal Awards - June 14, 2022
  • Two Bay Area Partners Again Named Top IP Lawyers in California - May 03, 2022
  • Three Partners Named to Cybersecurity Docket’s 2022 Incident Response 40 List - April 25, 2022
  • Five Partners Again Named to Billboard’s Top Music Lawyers List - March 28, 2022
  • Seven Latham Lawyers Honored as Client Service All-Stars - February 08, 2022

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

Media Coverage

Verdicts & Settlements: Cub Club Investment v. Apple2022 Top Intellectual Property Lawyers: Andrew M. GassExpanding Out of a Sub-Specialty or Creating One of Your Own: A Career Development Conversation With Two Latham Litigators

News

Latham Receives 12 China Business Law Journal AwardsLatham & Watkins Advises Ascendant in Long-Haul Dark Fiber TransactionTwo Bay Area Partners Again Named Top IP Lawyers in California

Thought Leadership

CJEU AG Sets High Bar for Responses to Data Subject Access Requests EDPB Emphasizes “Dissuasive” Fines in New Draft Guidelines on GDPR Fine CalculationCyber Risk in Finance: A Q&A With Latham Partners

Webcasts & Podcasts

Preparing for China’s New Data Laws: Understanding the Impact on Japanese CorporationsPreparing for China’s New Data Laws Part II: The Impact on BusinessPreparing for China’s New Data Laws: How to Leverage GDPR Compliance for PIPL