Hadrian Luo is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Luo is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department and concentrates his practice on data privacy, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence.

Mr. Luo represents companies in complex litigation involving data privacy and cybersecurity issues. He defends technology companies in high-stake regulatory investigations and inquiries concerning privacy and cybersecurity before the US and international government regulators and agencies. Mr. Luo counsels technology companies on product related issues involving data privacy. In addition, Mr. Luo advises companies on cybersecurity risks and incident response. Mr. Luo also advises companies on legal issues associated with developing and implementing artificial intelligence models.

Mr. Luo maintains an active pro bono practice. His pro bono experiences include preparing an amicus brief for a monumental Supreme Court case on LGBTQ rights, defending the civil and constitutional rights of workers who were subject to the biggest immigration raid in recent history in a class action, filing a lawsuit against human traffickers on behalf of the victims, and representing victims of domestic violence in seeking immigration relief.

Mr. Luo was a Mordecai Scholar at Duke Law School. During law school, he served as the inaugural membership editor of Duke Law Journal in charge of increasing diversity among the journal membership. Mr. Luo also holds a Harvard Law School Executive Education certificate on Computer Science for Lawyers.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Luo was a judicial intern for Judge James Wynn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, a legal extern at the ACLU in Washington, D.C, and worked at two other leading international law firms in New York City.  

Mr. Luo’s experience includes representing:


  • A global technology company, in a consolidated consumer class action alleging privacy claims in relation to the company’s apps
  • A global technology company, in a proceeding before the European Court of Justice regarding the interpretation of key GDPR provisions
  • JPMorgan Chase, in a consolidated antitrust class action regarding interchange fees of credit cards*

Government Investigations

  • The developer of a top global mobile game, in an FTC investigation regarding COPPA and consumer protection
  • A top global provider of cybersecurity products, in an FTC investigation regarding the use of consumer data for advertising purposes
  • A global technology company, in an investigation before the Irish Data Protection Commission regarding processing of user data under the GDPR

Incident Response

  • A global food services company in connection with a ransomware attack
  • An online-streaming platform in connection with a ransomware attack
  • A technology company in connection with internal employee breach
  • An investment firm in connection with a ransomware attack

AI Counseling

  • A top AI developer regarding potential legal risk exposure of its AI models and mitigating measures
  • A top cryptocurrency company regarding legal risks associated with implementing an AI model for its online platform
  • A global technology conglomerate regarding legal issues associated with developing an AI model
  • A global e-commerce company regarding legal risks associated with developing an AI model

*Matters handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2018
    cum laude
  • BA in Political Science, Yale University, 2015
    cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)