Kiara Vaughn is an associate in the Boston office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Data & Technology Transactions Practice.

She has counseled a variety of clients on ever-evolving regulatory compliance and provided transactional support on mergers, acquisitions, and capital markets offerings. Ms. Vaughn focuses on data privacy, cybersecurity, and regulatory matters across various industries.

Ms. Vaughn is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US and CIPP/E) and regularly advises clients on various privacy and technology issues, including compliance with consent and sensitive data requirements. Her experience includes advising on privacy and data protection matters; conducting data privacy and cybersecurity diligence to assess potential liability, compliance, and integration issues; and assisting in the creation and evaluation of privacy and security programs.

Ms. Vaughn also sits on the Pro Bono Committee, helping to advance Latham's goals of providing meaningful pro bono work for those in need. Prior to joining Latham, while in law school, as a student advocate for the Detkin Intellectual Property Clinic, Ms. Vaughn assisted clients with the trademark prosecution process and conducted comparative research regarding international intellectual property and related laws.

Ms. Vaughn’s recent experience includes advising on the data privacy and technology transactions aspects of the following transactions:

  • Tegus, an investment research platform, in its acquisition of Canalyst
  • Astorg and OPEN Health, a leading global provider of scientific communications and market access services to the pharmaceutical industry and an Astorg portfolio company, in its acquisition of The CM Group
  • The underwriters of SentinelOne’s US $1.2 billion IPO
  • The underwriters of NerdWallet’s US $130 million IPO
  • Meta, an American multinational technology conglomerate, in its acquisition of Within Limited
  • Khosla Ventures Acquisition Co. II, a special purpose acquisition company, in its SPAC merger with NextDoor
  • Facebook, an American multinational technology conglomerate, in its acquisition of BigBox VR

Bar Qualification

  • Massachusetts


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2018
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English