Marissa Boynton is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Boynton is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department and practices in the areas of cybersecurity and data privacy, data breach response, white collar defense, and consumer protection.
She has investigations, litigation, and counseling experience in matters involving computer fraud and cybercrime, privacy and data security compliance and program management, advertising and marketing practices, consumer protection, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Ms. Boynton has experience representing clients before the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state attorneys general, and other government agencies and bodies, and has assisted clients in responding to complex and large scale data breach incidents. She represents clients in the consumer, healthcare, retail, professional services, and technology sectors. Ms. Boynton has served on several trial teams and represented clients in a variety of litigation matters in state and federal courts and has experience with all stages of complex civil litigation matters.
In addition, Ms. Boynton donates a substantial amount of time to pro bono work. Some matters she has taken on include representing inmates suffering from mental illness in a class action lawsuit against the Bureau of Prisons, representing individuals in immigration proceedings and advising non-profit organizations on data privacy and cybersecurity matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Boynton clerked in Alexandria, Virginia for United States District Judge Liam O’Grady.
Ms. Boynton’s experience includes:
Advising a global enterprise following state-sponsored advanced persistent threat cyber-attacks targeting internal corporate data
- Defending a mobile application analytics company in a FTC investigation into its privacy and security practices
- Regularly advising on compliance with HIPAA, Gramm Leach Bliley, COPPA, FTC Act, CAN-SPAM, telemarketing laws, and self-regulatory and other guidelines regarding online behavioral advertising
- Regularly advising large financial institutions, investors, private equity clients on due diligence in connection with investments, acquisitions, and public offerings in connection with diverse consumer protection, privacy, and security risks
- Supervising forensic, investigatory, insurance, advisory, litigation work-streams in connection with theft or leakage of consumer or employee data on behalf of clients in consumer, healthcare, retail, professional services, and technology sectors