Latham & Watkins

District of Columbia

555 Eleventh Street, NW Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20004
District of Columbia

Telephone:+1 202 637 2200
Fax:+1 202 637 2201

The Only Truly Global Law Firm: Truly a one-firm firm, Latham locates firm and practice management throughout the world, with no headquartered office. With 3,200+ lawyers across 14 countries and fluent in 60+ languages, Latham provides clients with an unmatched global platform that can quickly mobilize the best-suited teams regardless of location.

Litigation & Trial Practice:
 Latham’s nearly 1,000 litigators are located in key business centers around the world, bringing together diverse teams to develop and implement aggressive and creative litigation strategies. Latham’s extensive experience enables disposal of most matters well short of trial, and when settlement is not an option, clients count on the firm’s ability to win, including at trial or arbitration, in regulatory proceedings, and on appeal.

Antitrust & Competition: 
Latham’s Global Antitrust & Competition Practice is built around highly qualified lawyers accustomed to working across borders and skilled in local and international dimensions of antitrust and competition issues, no matter the business model or industry. We provide forward-looking, business-centric advice and counsel on the full scope of antitrust and competition law issues, including merger clearance, cartel investigation and litigation, competition-related litigation, intellectual property antitrust, and compliance counseling and training programs.

Connectivity, Privacy & Information: 
Latham leverages wide-ranging experience addressing the critical legal issues arising from digital technology and services in disciplines including communications, data privacy and cybersecurity, internet law, and digital copyright. We handle high-profile litigation, regulatory investigations and counseling, internal investigations, and technology transactions across diverse array of industry sectors. Additionally, we handle matters requiring experience in particular areas of the law governing digital commerce, as well as matters that cut across legal silos.

Complex Commercial Litigation:
Latham represents public and private companies, leading financial institutions, private equity firms and portfolio companies, states and other municipal and governmental entities, and high-net worth individuals in complex commercial disputes. We understand clients’ business objectives and nuanced litigation strategies that support these broader goals, and we thrive on extensive trial experience and negotiation skills to achieve the best possible resolution for clients. We’ve tried or arbitrated hundreds of cases to verdict over the past decade with an extraordinary success rate, spanning every stage of litigation in US federal and state courts and before arbitration panels. We have 350+ former federal law clerks from each of the US circuit courts and 45+ district courts, as well as 30+ former federal prosecutors from districts across the US.

Environmental Litigation: 
Latham routinely resolves environmental disputes, delivering victories before administrative boards, at all levels of the judiciary, and in international and US-based arbitrations. We represent public and private companies, project developers, utilities, trade associations, financial institutions, and investors operating across industries. We defend clients against criminal and civil enforcement actions and citizen-suits, secure and defend permits and approvals in administrative record litigation, and litigate commercial disputes and potential liabilities in state and federal courts, and before regulatory bodies. 

Intellectual Property Litigation: 
Latham’s IP Practice consists of 120+ litigators with unparalleled experience in the full range of IP disputes, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade dress, and trade secrets. We practice in multijurisdictional litigation around the world, 45+ US district courts, and before the Federal Circuit, ITC, and PTAB. Our team includes 75+ technically trained lawyers, nine technical analysts, and 18 dedicated IP paralegals. Latham’s highly trained technical teams have litigated cases involving semiconductors, software, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, image processing, audio processing, therapeutics, medical devices, electric motors, engines, cloud computing and networking, packaging, building products and materials, and banking technologies.

Securities Litigation & Professional Liability: 
Latham’s securities litigators, among the best in the field, include former federal prosecutors, senior staff of the SEC Division of Enforcement, and former clerks at the US Supreme Court, federal appellate and district courts, and state courts. We’re a go-to firm for Fortune 500 companies, their officers and directors, major financial institutions, and the Big Four accounting firms. Our approach is simple: identify the most expedient, cost-effective means of ending litigation with the least disruption to the client and its business. Our execution sets us apart. We’ve obtained dismissals and favorable settlements in multi-billion dollar securities class actions, and in the rare instances where trial is unavoidable, we’re best positioned to achieve optimal results, as we are seasoned trial lawyers. In 2021, Latham represented clients in more federal securities class actions than any other defense firm, across 27 US district courts.

Supreme Court & Appellate:
 Led by a former US Solicitor General, Latham’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice has represented clients in numerous groundbreaking cases. This year, four different Latham lawyers argued five cases before the US Supreme Court, winning four — the best win record of any firm this term, and a tie for most cases argued. Latham also secured numerous high-profile wins in the courts of appeals. Over the past two decades, we’ve argued 100+ cases before the Court. The appellate team regularly prepares petitions for certiorari and merits and amicus briefs. Our lawyers served at all levels in the US Office of the Solicitor General and clerked for Supreme Court Justices and judges on every US federal court of appeals. 

White Collar Defense & Investigations: 
Latham’s roster comprises former regulatory practitioners, career defense advocates, and former government lawyers from Republican and Democratic administrations, including top-ranking officials from the Department of Justice, SEC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office, and attorneys from the White House Counsel’s Office. We know the inner workings of the government and regularly deliver results that dramatically reduce our clients’ financial exposure, prevent or navigate potentially debilitating investigations, and manage potentially brand-destroying public discourse. Latham is a top firm in securing FCPA declinations, the world’s leading CFIUS regulatory group, and leader in healthcare regulation, CTFC enforcement litigation, and high-profile investigations.


Updated Sep 2022