Latham & Watkins’ data privacy, security, and cybercrime practitioners in Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Middle East not only advise on compliance and best practices for data management and incident preparedness, but also excel at the just-in-time, experience-based legal advice that is needed in the immediate aftermath of cyber incidents.
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A 20-year member of the Washington, D.C. Litigation Department, Jennifer Archie advises some of the largest online brands and US corporations on a broad array of privacy and data security matters, investigations, and lawsuits. Her specific areas of expertise and interest include representing companies before the US Federal Trade Commission in response to agency investigations of consumer marketing or privacy practices, defending privacy and deceptive practices lawsuits, rendering practical privacy and security advice for global companies in consultation with her colleagues in Europe and elsewhere, advising on individual marketing and promotional campaigns with a special focus on social media and social gaming, and advising global businesses on (authorized) data collection, use, storage, and export practices.
Robert Blamires is a partner in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Privacy & Cyber and Data & Technology Transactions Practices, who provides counseling and transactional support on cutting-edge regulatory compliance. Mr. Blamires focuses in particular on data privacy, consumer protection and payments, along with 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 is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the Litigation & Trial Department and Privacy & Cyber Practice. Ms. 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, including forensic investigations, computer fraud and cybercrime, and advertising and marketing practices, as well as other consumer protection issues.
Gail Crawford, Global Chair of Latham’s Data & Technology Transactions Practice, helps clients navigate complex data privacy and security matters, as well as to 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. Her work in the data privacy and security space encompasses advising on compliance programs, product counseling, responding to data breaches and regulatory inquiries, advising on optimal organizational structures, and supporting large, strategic alliances and M&A transactions. 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 is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and is Global Vice Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Complex Commercial Litigation Practice, and a member of the Privacy & Cyber Practice. Mr. Felstead advises clients on a variety of commercial litigation and regulatory disputes, with a particular focus on the media, technology, and sports industries. Mr. Felstead has particular experience in relation to data protection, defamation, and breach of confidence/privacy, and regularly advises individuals and companies on data protection and reputation management issues.
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 (FTC) and State Attorneys General, as well as in consumer class actions, in the following key areas: cybersecurity resiliency and incident response; privacy implications of innovative data use-cases; consumer protection issues, including in sales and marketing and advertising contexts with a particular focus on global e-commerce, fintech, and platform businesses.
James Lloyd helps clients navigate a wide range of cybersecurity and privacy-related matters. He is an experienced litigator and investigations lawyer who represents and advises clients on cybersecurity and privacy-related matters, including regulatory and internal investigations, incident response and cybersecurity resiliency, and commercial disputes.
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, multi-jurisdictional transactions within the broader framework of data privacy laws. She advises a broad base of clients ranging from start-ups to technology giants and leading financial institutions. Her work at the nexus of the commercial and data worlds includes advising on operational resiliency risks and regulatory requirements including some of the most transformational cloud deals in the global market.
Clayton Northouse is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the Litigation & Trial Department and Privacy & Cyber Practice. Mr. 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, and draws 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 is a partner in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the Litigation & Trial Department and Information Law, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. His practice focuses on defense of complex privacy and internet class action litigation and regulatory investigations on behalf of emerging and established companies, as well as providing strategic counsel. Mr. Rubin has particular specialty in privacy and data protection and as a crisis management advisor. He has substantial experience in complex multidistrict and class action litigation. He handles regulatory investigations and inquiries from regulators including by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and State Attorneys General. On an international level, he manages cross-border investigations from the US with local teams on the ground on behalf of multinational corporations. As a strategic advisor, he assists a broader set of clients ranging from the initial stage startups to Fortune 100 companies, where he provides business model advice and pruning, product counseling, and compliance advice.
Myria Saarinen is a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department of Latham & Watkins’ Paris office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, data privacy, and compliance. She is the Global Co-Chair of the Technology Industry Group. Ms. Saarinen’s practice focuses on resolving a broad range of complex disputes through litigation proceedings, mostly in an international context and in various areas of business (healthcare, aeronautics, information technology, construction works, insurance, etc.). She is very active in litigation relating to major industrial operations and is involved in a broad range of general commercial disputes (contract and liability) and corporate litigation. Ms. Saarinen has expertise on cross-border issues raised in connection with Discovery and similar requests in France. In addition, she has developed specific expertise, for 20 years now, in the privacy/personal data area, advising international clients. She supports her clients in their compliance program regarding the GDPR. She is also active in the corporate governance and compliance area and assists clients in drafting and implementing grant of powers, delegation of liability, and other compliance schemes.
Serrin Turner is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice and Financial Institutions Industry group. He leverages his extensive government litigation experience and background in cybercrime and data protection issues to represent clients in their most critical cybersecurity matters.
Mr. Turner is a nationally recognized former federal prosecutor who represents financial institutions and global corporations in highly sensitive white-collar investigations, regulatory enforcement matters and complex civil litigation.
Ulrich Wuermeling is a counsel in the Corporate Department of the firm’s Frankfurt office, where he also heads the Technology Transactions Practice Group. His work focuses on the negotiation of complex outsourcing, project, license and joint venture agreements and on counseling in M&A and finance transactions where technology issues are involved. Ulrich’s clients predominantly come from the finance, technology, marketing or media sectors. One of his areas of expertise is privacy law. He obtained his Doctorate at the University of Würzburg on the subject “Trade Barrier Privacy” and has published numerous articles on privacy law.
Tim Wybitul is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Frankfurt office, advising companies on complex data protection issues. He focuses on the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and employee data protection as well as internal investigations, data protection authority probes, respective litigation, and other data privacy-related legal disputes.