James Lloyd helps clients navigate a wide range of cybersecurity and privacy-related matters.

Mr. Lloyd is an experienced litigator and investigations lawyer who represents and advises clients on cybersecurity and privacy-related matters, including:

  • Regulatory and internal investigations
  • Incident response and cybersecurity resiliency
  • Commercial disputes

Mr. Lloyd leads responses to significant enforcement investigations by international and domestic regulators, including the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, law enforcement agencies, and Parliamentary Select Committees. He draws on extensive litigation experience to defend clients when data privacy issues lead to disputes. Understanding what matters to regulators and the courts is at the heart of Mr. Lloyd’s approach to helping clients understand the privacy and enforcement implications of innovative data use-cases.

Mr. Lloyd's experience includes representing:

Cybersecurity and Privacy Investigations & Enforcement

  • International charity in ransomware attack affecting thousands of individuals and coordinating response to regulatory investigations*
  • Medical equipment manufacturer in ransomware attack affecting records of individuals in Europe*
  • Major consumer goods company in network intrusion affecting records of individuals in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East*
  • Identity verification company in assessment notice (data protection audit) process and subsequent monitorship*
  • Electronics manufacturer based in China in internal investigation into data protection practices and potential ICO investigation*
  • E-commerce platform in cyberattack involving theft of hundreds of thousands of records, including ensuing notifications to regulators and individuals in Europe, Asia, and Africa*
  • Major university in ransomware attack that compromised records worldwide*
  • Financial institution in security breach affecting thousands of records in Europe, including ensuing notification to regulator*
  • IT service management company in security breach brought about by 'white hat' hacker affecting thousands of records in Europe*
  • Identity verification company in security breach at third party supplier that affected thousands of sensitive records*
  • Management software vendor in security breach affecting North America and Europe*

Privacy Advisory

  • Identity verification company on privacy issues in connection with acquisition*
  • Global merchant and food processor on cybersecurity reporting obligations*
  • Mobile phone manufacturer in China in connection with development of privacy policy*

Privacy Litigation

  • Online dating company in defending claims brought by individuals affected by cybersecurity breach*
  • Technology company in pursuing a claim against cyber attackers that led to the misappropriation of funds*
  • Individuals in pursuing a claim arising out of a campaign of harassment*
  • Identity verification company in dispute with supplier over breach of licensing terms*
  • Property investment company in defending a claim brought by a client in connection with a personal data breach*

* Matters handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC, University of Law
    with distinction
  • LLB (Hons), University of Law
  • BS (Hons), University of Sheffield