Attorneys in Latham & Watkins’ Privacy and Security Group practice law collaboratively – across key jurisdictions – for clients in all major industry sectors, in careful coordination not only with one another, but also Latham’s other globally ranked practices such as M&A, antitrust, tax, and health care.

We counsel leaders in all industries on issues and controversies involving data protection and privacy policies and practices, transborder data transfers, and data and system security terms and breaches. Our multidisciplinary practice includes premier transactional, litigation, and regulatory expertise in outsourcing, technology transactions, health care law, online privacy terms and disclosures, communications regulations, government investigations, privacy and data breach litigation, e-commerce business practices and arrangements, financial regulatory, IP and advertising and marketing enforcement and regulations. We also work with Latham’s top-ranked M&A and finance teams on the data protection aspects of major transactions—from diligence to contract terms and, in the case of M&A, integration and separation work.

The group’s multinational clients are well-served by Latham’s extensive global network of 30 offices, which provides a unique platform to handle cross-border issues. The group includes data protection and privacy attorneys in the Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. offices. Working with our internal team and outside contacts, we frequently develop integrated solutions to global issues on very short notice.

We specialize in a wide variety of areas, including:

  • International Privacy Laws
  • E-Commerce
  • Online Advertising and Marketing
  • Government Investigations and Consumer Class Actions
  • Privacy and Data Security Compliance Programs
  • E-Health
  • HIPAA Counseling, Risk Management and Litigation
  • Financial Privacy and Bank Regulatory
  • Children’s Privacy
  • Communications Privacy
  • Payment Card Data Security
  • Data Retention Policies
  • Data Breach Response