Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Privacy & Data Security Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for A highly regarded privacy and cybersecurity offering with notable strength in contentious matters. Regularly represents household-name companies in the technology sector in defending class-action privacy lawsuits.

Strengths A client reports: "Each team member is strong in their respective areas and they complement each other perfectly. They are supportive and thoughtful and genuinely put in the time to properly address the issue at hand. Despite working in high-stakes and high-energy situations, there has never been a time when they haven’t been composed or mindful."

A market commentator notes: "They are certainly one of the few firms that has a meaningful brand on the litigation side of privacy and data security,"

Work highlights Represented Facebook in its FTC investigation, resulting in a record $5 billion settlement and the imposition of specific compliance and reporting obligations.

Notable practitioners


Alexander Southwell
represents clients on myriad privacy and data security matters, notably including cybersecurity. "He has a keen eye for attention to detail, client service and navigating a complex legal and regulatory landscape," reports one client.