Clients of Gail Crawford "simply cannot praise her highly enough," drawing particular attention to her being "very smart, approachable, user-friendly, extremely commercial and pragmatic." Chambers UK 2016

Ms. Crawford is praised for "always having her finger on the pulse of the market whilst being friendly, down to earth and easy to talk to." Clients say that Ms. Crawford "brings a practical sensibility of what regulators are likely to take issue with. She can look at a programme and anticipate regulators' responses."

Chambers UK 2014

Gail E. Crawford

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Gail Crawford is a partner in the London office and Chair of the Data Privacy Committee and Co-chair of the Technology Transactions Group and the Internet and Digital Media Industry Group. Her practice focuses primarily on technology, intellectual property and commercial law and includes technology and Intellectual Property licensing agreements, joint ventures, technology procurement, outsourcing and advising on data protection, e-commerce and consumer protection legislation. 

Ms. Crawford is an editor of the Latham & Watkins Global Privacy & Security Compliance Law Blog ( and has contributed to a number of publications and conferences in the area of data privacy and security.

Ms. Crawford has previously spent time working in-house on secondment to Diageo where she created the information technology and outsourcing legal function and was the legal lead on the project to transform and outsource Diageo’s finance and accounting processes on the back of the company’s SAP roll-out in more than 45 countries. She has also worked on secondment with the information technology and operations function of the Lloyds Banking Group.

Ms. Crawford is ranked as a notable practitioner for Information Technology and Data Protection by Chambers UK 2015. She is also recommended for Data Protection by The Legal 500 UK 2014 and is listed in the "Up and Coming" category for Intellectual Property by Chambers UK 2012.