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.
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:
- Class-action litigation
- Regulatory investigations
- Commercial disputes
- Incident response
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.