Dr. Isabelle Brams is an associate in the Frankfurt office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm's Litigation & Trial Department.

Ms. Brams advises national and international clients on questions relating to data privacy. Her main area of experience lies in GDPR defense projects, including fine, administrative, and damages claim proceedings — both on a German and EU level. In this context, Ms. Brams has served as lead associate in several major GDPR defense projects, including multi-million GDPR fine procedures. She has helped various clients to develop and implement effective defense strategies. 

Ms. Brams advises clients:

  • In administrative and administrative fine proceedings as well as damages claims procedures (including mass litigation projects)
  • In data incident response projects
  • On replying to data subject access requests
  • On employee data privacy and internal investigations
  • On cookie compliance and direct marketing issues
  • On implementation of whistleblowing systems

Ms. Brams has gained valuable practical experience on privacy compliance during an in-house supporting role for a client.

Ms. Brams has also contributed to numerous publications on data privacy, including articles on data incident response, damages claims, and GDPR fines for leading GDPR commentaries and magazines in Germany. Latham’s GDPR civil damages table demonstrates her creative solutions-oriented approach within a dynamic regulatory environment.

Dr. Brams’ experience includes advising:

  • Deutsche Wohnen in a multimillion Euro GDPR fine proceeding, now referred to the European Court of Justice
  • Daimler in landmark data privacy litigation in the German Superior Labor Court
  • Volkswagen in a recent fine procedure
  • Various tech companies in the context of administrative and administrative fine procedures
  • A leading medical device manufacturer in the course of an administrative procedure
  • A leading German car manufacturer on GDPR implementation and litigation
  • A social media network in one of the first German GDPR fine proceedings
  • A leading industrial corporation on the groupwide implementation of HR software

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwältin (Germany)


  • Dr. jur., Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, 2018
  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Nuremberg, 2015
  • First German State Exam, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German