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Latham’s highly ranked, interdisciplinary privacy and cyber practice delivers full-spectrum legal support around the globe to solve today’s complex and dynamic compliance, regulatory, litigation, and transactional challenges. Our innovative strategies and standard of excellence promote the best outcomes and long-term success for our clients.

Editors

Jennifer Archie, a member of Latham’s Washington, D.C. Litigation Department for more than two decades, advises some of the largest online brands and US corporations on a broad array of privacy and data security matters, investigations, and lawsuits. She represents clients across all market sectors in matters involving computer fraud and cybercrime, privacy and data security compliance and program management, advertising and marketing practices, information governance, consumer fraud, employment, and trade secrets. She has particular experience defending clients in Federal Trade Commission and state consumer protection investigations and preparing for and leading the response to complex and large-scale data breach incidents.


Robert Blamires guides clients on matters involving cutting-edge regulatory compliance, particularly relating to data privacy, consumer protection and payments, related IT/IP contracts and other transactional matters, and associated cross-border and multijurisdictional issues. He also regularly advises on proactive and reactive data security incident response, including managing suspected or actual breaches. 


Marissa Boynton advises US and global clients across all market sectors on cybersecurity and data privacy, data breach response, and consumer protection. She provides comprehensive advice on regulatory compliance, investigations, and litigation related to privacy and data security-related regulatory enforcement, compliance and program management, complex data breach incidents, computer fraud and cybercrime, advertising and marketing practices, and other consumer protection issues.


Gail Crawford, Global Chair of Latham’s Data & Technology Transactions Practice and Co-Chair of Latham’s Privacy & Cyber Practice, helps clients navigate complex data privacy and security matters, as well as license, develop, and exploit disruptive technology. Ms. Crawford advises many of the world’s leading global technology companies on multifaceted and precedent-defining data privacy and security matters. Highlighted in the market for combining an impressive technology practice with an in-depth understanding of data protection laws, Ms. Crawford is highly sought after by tech giants for her knowledge of compliance in technology sectors.



Ian Felstead, Global Vice Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Complex Commercial Litigation Practice, advises clients on a variety of commercial litigation and regulatory disputes, with a particular focus on the media, technology, and sports industries. He draws on more than two decades of experience navigating complex and high-profile disputes to achieve clients’ business objectives. Combining sophisticated industry knowledge and practical problem-solving, Mr. Felstead handles a diverse range of commercial disputes — from breach-of-contract claims to regulatory investigations and inquiries.


Tony Kim represents clients across the full spectrum of advisory and enforcement matters implicating cybersecurity, data privacy, and consumer protection issues. Mr. Kim helps companies navigate crises to avoid legal, risk, and reputational landmines. He also defends clients in regulatory investigations and enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general, as well as in consumer class actions relating to cybersecurity resiliency and incident response, privacy implications of innovative data use-cases, and consumer protection issues.


James Lloyd helps clients navigate a wide range of cybersecurity and privacy-related matters. An experienced litigator and investigations lawyer, he advises clients on cybersecurity and privacy-related matters involving regulatory and internal investigations, incident response and cybersecurity resiliency, and commercial disputes. Understanding what matters to regulators and the courts is at the heart of Mr. Lloyd’s approach to helping clients understand the privacy and enforcement implications of innovative data use-cases.


Fiona Maclean advises a diverse range of clients across industries on data privacy compliance and IT and business processing transactions, with a particular focus on cloud computing and data strategy. Ms. Maclean brings a unique cross-section of knowledge and experience spanning data, technology, and commercial contracts to help clients navigate complex, multijurisdictional transactions within the broader framework of data privacy laws. Her work at the nexus of the commercial and data worlds includes advising on the operational resiliency risks and regulatory elements of some of the most transformational cloud deals in the global market.


Clayton Northouse counsels clients on transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters relating to global data protection and consumer privacy. He helps technology, telecommunications, and healthcare companies navigate complex cybersecurity and consumer privacy issues, drawing on extensive experience representing companies that have suffered cybersecurity attacks and consumer privacy incidents to craft defenses to litigation, congressional inquiries, and regulatory investigations.


Michael H. Rubin, Global Co-Chair of the Privacy & Cyber Practice and Global Vice Chair of the Technology Industry Group, represents companies in high-stakes and complex litigation in courts across the US and in regulatory matters before the Federal Trade Commission, US attorneys general, and regulatory authorities around the world. Mr. Rubin advises clients at all stages of the business life cycle, from emerging companies to global market leaders, with a particular focus on the technology industry. In addition to litigation and regulatory defense matters, clients turn to Mr. Rubin for guidance navigating issues ranging from business model and granular product design concerns, to complex regulatory compliance exercises and strategic transactions.


Myria Saarinen, head of the data protection practice in Paris and former Global Co-Chair of Latham’s Technology Industry Group, represents US and international clients in all types of civil and commercial complex litigation matters. Ms. Saarinen draws on two decades’ experience as a litigator and a comprehensive understanding of her clients’ business and commercial needs to efficiently resolve a broad range of complex, cross-border disputes across industries. She crafts pragmatic, commercially oriented solutions to clients’ business challenges, approaching each matter with the strength of the firm’s global platform.


Serrin Turner, a nationally recognized former federal prosecutor, is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who represents clients in a wide range of cybersecurity and privacy-related matters, including class-action litigation, regulatory investigations, commercial disputes, and incident response. He leverages his extensive government litigation experience and background in cybercrime and data protection issues to represent clients in their most critical cybersecurity matters.


Tim Wybitul, Chair of Latham’s Data Privacy Committee, advises German and global companies on complex data protection issues. He represents clients in data privacy litigation, internal investigations, and other data-related disputes. Latham’s GDPR civil damages table demonstrates Mr. Wybitul’s creative solutions-oriented approach within a dynamic regulatory environment, for which he has developed an excellent reputation in the market. He combines an affinity for information technology with specific training to provide clients with practical, business-oriented strategies. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-E) and a certified specialist lawyer for German employment law, and he has provided expert testimonies to the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) regarding the development of German data protection laws.