Max Mazzelli is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department and focuses on data privacy, complex commercial litigation, consumer protection, and cybersecurity.
Mr. Mazzelli represents public and private technology companies in complex commercial and class action litigation in both state and federal courts involving data privacy, consumer protection, and commercial contract disputes. He represents companies in regulatory investigations and inquiries by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and other US and global government regulators, agencies, and bodies.
Mr. Mazzelli counsels technology clients on privacy and internet issues, in particular compliance with US state privacy laws (e.g., CCPA), FTC requirements, GDPR, TCPA, COPPA, BIPA, ECPA and wiretap issues, and CLOUD Act; behavioral advertising and social media; data collection; security incidents; and forensic investigations triggered by government requests for information.
Mr. Mazzelli donates a substantial amount of time to pro bono work, including representing a single mother in a habitability dispute against her landlord, representing an individual unlawfully transferred by local law enforcement to federal immigration authorities, and assisting individuals seeking expungement of their prior criminal records to restore their employment prospects and to receive needed social services.
Mr. Mazzelli served as a law clerk to Judge G. Murray Snow of the US District Court for the District of Arizona. He received his JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he graduated first in his class and was the production editor for the Hastings Law Journal.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Mazzelli was a judicial extern for Judge Charles R. Breyer of the US District Court for the Northern District of California.