Natasha Kohne > Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP > San Francisco, United States > Lawyer Profile

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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Partner; Litigation; Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection


Natasha Kohne is a partner in Akin Gump’s San Francisco office and co-head of their cybersecurity, privacy and data protection practice, which was ranked Band 1 in 2021 by Chambers USA. She has two decades of experience assisting clients in navigating the evolving risks in privacy and cybersecurity regulation, enforcement, investigations, and class action litigation. She also assists clients in conducting comprehensive privacy and security risk assessments, and develops policies and procedures to mitigate and remediate privacy and cybersecurity threats. The Daily Journal has recognized Natasha as one of California’s top cyber/artificial intelligence lawyers since 2018, and she was named a Women Worth Watching by Diversity Journal in 2019. She has also been recommended by The Legal 500 US in Cyber Law since 2017, and was named to Cybersecurity Docket’s Incident Response 40 for 2021. Natasha also has a cutting-edge international legal practice that focuses on investigations, disputes, regulatory and compliance advice, often involving complex multi-jurisdictional and cross-border challenges.

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Ms. Kohne was promoted to partner in November 2008. She is involved in numerous community and civic activities, including formerly serving on the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce of Abu Dhabi (AmCham), and active involvement in U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council efforts, including speaking and supporting seminars about U.S.-U.A.E. business relations. Ms. Kohne is a member of the Bar of the States of New York and California.


Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals.


J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude, 2000; B.A., Columbia University, summa cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has particular strength in advisory matters relating to the CCPA, data breaches, FTC investigations, data issues linked to M&A and cybersecurity compliance frameworks. Of note, the team recently defended Vizio in a class action suit relating to the Video Privacy Protection Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and various other consumer-based statutes. The team is also experienced in legal matters relating to smart cities, the Internet-of-things and sharing platforms. Contacts include joint practice heads Natasha Kohne and Michelle Reed, and Jo-Ellyn Sakowitz Klein, the name to note for issues affecting the health sector.

United Arab Emirates > Dispute resolution: compliance and investigations

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has a broad internal investigations practice that covers securities fraud, accounting irregularities, price-fixing, sanctions and export controls violations. Managing partner Mac Fadlallah heads the practice and is praised by clients for being ‘extremely knowledgeable‘ and ‘technically strong‘. Natasha Kohne is the co-managing partner of the Abu Dhabi office and has an extensive international cybersecurity and data breach investigations practice. Counsel Johann Strauss is also noted.