“Frequently acts for major tech-driven businesses in regulatory investigations and class actions as part of his broader data security practice.”
Chambers USA 2022
“He has a great reputation in the space.”
Chambers USA 2022
Incident Response 40: “The best data breach response lawyers.”
Cybersecurity Docket 2022
Serrin Turner is a member of the firm’s Privacy & Cyber Practice, Complex Commercial Litigation Practice, and White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice.
A former federal prosecutor, Mr. Turner is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who represents and advises clients on a wide range of cybersecurity and privacy-related matters, including:
Mr. Turner joined Latham following six years as an Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he served as the Office’s lead cybercrime prosecutor. In that role, Mr. Turner handled a wide range of cybercrime investigations and prosecutions, including matters involving computer hacking, data breaches, trade-secret theft, black-market websites, trafficking in stolen payment card and personal identity information, and money laundering through digital currencies.
While at the US Attorney’s Office, Mr. Turner also handled high-profile litigation involving US electronic surveillance statutes, including Amnesty International v. Clapper, a constitutional challenge to a key foreign-intelligence surveillance statute, as well In re Microsoft Search Warrant, a challenge brought by a leading email provider to a search warrant for data stored overseas.
Prior to his service at the US Attorney’s Office, Mr. Turner served in the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice. He is a two-time recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, the Justice Department’s second-highest award, and he has also received the John Marshall Award for Trial of Litigation, the Justice Department's highest award for trial litigators.
Mr. Turner's experience includes representing:
Facebook, in consolidated consumer class action arising out of a criminal attack on Facebook’s web platform affecting approximately 29 million users globally; defeated class certification of plaintiffs’ damages claims and successfully negotiated no-damages settlement
Zynga, a social game developer, in putative class action litigation related to a data breach allegedly affecting over 200 million users
An internet advertising intermediary, in putative class action litigation relating to alleged consumer data collection practices
A payment services provider in litigation concerning a large business email compromise incident
A social media company in multiple privacy-related investigations brought by the FTC, state attorneys general, and data protection authorities in the EU and Asia
A data analytics provider in an FTC investigation into collection of mobile device user information
An entertainment company in a criminal investigation into alleged computer hacking by company employees
An educational services company in connection with a ransomware attack
A national retailer in connection with a breach of payment card data
A financial institution in connection with an intrusion by a suspected state-sponsored advanced persistent threat (APT) group
A computer equipment manufacturer in connection with a business email compromise incident
JD, Harvard Law School, 2000 magna cum laude
BA, Amherst College, 1995 summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Serrin Turner of Latham & Watkins LLP secured a groundbreaking decision in April dismissing a class action against the online game developer Zynga with a novel application of US Supreme Court precedent that could extend to other data breach cases.
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