355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90071
United States (National)
With more than 3,200 lawyers across 14 countries, fluent in at least 60 languages, Latham provides clients with an unmatched global platform capable of mobilizing the best-suited teams regardless of location.
Litigation & Trial Practice: Latham’s Litigation & Trial Department includes a roster of top-tier trial lawyers. With a team of more than 1,000 top-flight litigators, including 35 former U.S. federal prosecutors, Latham has developed a fearsome reputation for bringing experience, insight, and determination to the table — and to the courtroom and the boardroom. Latham draws from its global platform to match the right skill and expertise to the matter at hand, bringing together diverse teams to develop and implement aggressive and creative litigation strategies. Antitrust &
Competition: Latham’s integrated practice is built around highly qualified lawyers who are skilled in both local and international dimensions of antitrust and competition issues. Our lawyers provide 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. Latham provides top client service in matters involving monopolization challenges, fast-moving merger litigation, and novel theories in bet-the-company cases.
Connectivity, Privacy & Information: Latham leverages a global platform to address the critical legal issues arising from digital technology and services, in disciplines including communications, data privacy and cybersecurity, internet law, and digital copyright. Our team handles high-profile litigation, regulatory investigations and counseling, internal investigations, and technology transactions for clients in a multiple industry sectors. We handle matters requiring extensive experience in particular areas of the law governing digital commerce, as well as matters that cut across legal silos to deliver exceptional results to our clients.
Complex Commercial Litigation: Latham combines trial-ready capabilities and business fluency to deliver a winning edge, no matter how complex a client’s challenge. Latham regularly represents public and private companies, leading financial institutions, private equity firms and portfolio companies, states and governmental entities, and high net worth individuals in complex commercial disputes. We have tried or arbitrated hundreds of cases to verdict over the past decade with an extraordinary success rate, spanning every stage of litigation in U.S. federal and state courts and before arbitration panels. The Latham arsenal includes more than 350 former federal law clerks from each of the U.S. circuit courts and 40 districts courts. Additionally, 35 former federal prosecutors from districts across the United States contribute invaluable institutional knowledge and extensive courtroom experience.
Environmental Litigation: Latham represents an array of clients across administrative and regulatory proceedings, enforcement, litigation, transactions, and legislative matters. Latham routinely draws on this experience to help clients navigate complex agency rulemakings, win approvals for energy and infrastructure projects, obtain new chemical and product approvals, and resolve environmental investigations, compliance, enforcement, and litigation matters across industries. Our broad range of expertise, coupled with our unique government experience, differentiates Latham – clients turn to our trusted team for our long-standing track record to deliver on ground-breaking matters across the US.
Intellectual Property Litigation: Latham has litigators with unparalleled experience in the full range of IP disputes, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade dress, and trade secrets. We practice regularly in multijurisdictional litigation around the world, in more than 45 U.S. district courts, and before the Federal Circuit, International Trade Commission, and Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Our team includes more than 105 technically trained lawyers, nine technical analysts, and 17 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 banking technologies, among others.
Securities Litigation & Professional Liability: Latham boasts one of the most experienced and successful securities and derivative litigation groups in the United States. Our securities litigators include former federal prosecutors, senior staff of the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and former clerks at the U.S. Supreme Court, federal appellate and district courts, and state courts. We represent Fortune 500 companies, major financial institutions, and the Big Four accounting firms. Our team has obtained dismissals and favorable settlements in multi-billion dollar securities class actions, and in the rare instances where trial is unavoidable., Over the past year, our lawyers have represented clients as defendants in more federal securities class actions than any other law firm, across 22 U.S. district courts.
Supreme Court & Appellate: Led by a former U.S. Solicitor General, Latham’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice has represented clients in numerous groundbreaking cases, with an outstanding record before the U.S. Supreme Court and other appellate courts. Our appellate practitioners have appeared before the Supreme Court more than 30 times since 2007, representing Fortune 100 corporations, state governments, leading educational institutions, and individuals. The practice has secured certiorari in nearly a dozen cases on behalf of firm clients in the past few years alone. The firm has argued and briefed hundreds of cases before the Supreme Court and federal and state courts of appeals.
White Collar Defense & Investigations: Latham is at the forefront of advising on white collar and enforcement matters, providing our clients with unparalleled regulatory expertise in high-profile and sensitive matters in the U.S., and around the world. Our formidable roster contains former top-ranking officials from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the SEC, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office, including attorneys from the White House Counsel’s Office. Latham is a top global firm in securing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act declinations, a market leader in healthcare regulation, a world leading Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) regulatory group, a destination firm for CFTC enforcement litigation, and a leader in the highest profile investigations.
Updated Oct 2023