Gail E. Crawford

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

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. She also helps clients navigate a myriad of issues in technology law, including commercial contracts, collaborations, and intellectual property.

Ms. Crawford draws on her experience handling some of the most complicated and sensitive data privacy matters in the global market to provide pragmatic and commercially driven counsel. She brings a deep understanding of the innate value of data and the complex, ever-changing global regulatory framework to help clients achieve their business objectives.

Ms. Crawford regularly writes and speaks on topics related to data privacy and disruptive technology, and serves as an editor of the Latham & Watkins Global Privacy & Security Compliance Law Blog.

  • Ranked - Leading Individual for Data Protection, Privacy, and Cybersecurity
    The Legal 500 UK 2021
  • Ranked Lawyer for Data Protection & Information Law and Information Technology
    Chambers UK 2021
  • "She's really smart and switched-on. A fantastic data protection lawyer." "Talented, commercially-minded, and pleasant to deal with."
    Chambers UK 2021
  • "Gail is the rarest of lawyers: highly commercial, incredibly strong technically and with a superb manner and communication style that makes her a pleasure to work with." "She helps solve complex problems with amazing pragmatic advice." "Gail puts herself in your shoes and balances that with strong objective advice in order to find a practical solution."
    Chambers UK 2021
  • “Gail Crawford is outstanding in her ability to understand the problem, assess risk, and provide appropriate guidance. She always makes herself available and has an unrivalled command of the data-protection landscape.”
    The Legal 500 UK 2020
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