Litigation & Trial Practice

We are trial lawyers, and we play to win. At every stage of litigation, whatever the venue, whatever the dispute, Latham draws from a constellation of litigation stars to match the right skill and experience to the fight at hand.

Why Latham

Latham represents major companies, institutions, and individuals in virtually every industry, from tech titans facing existential challenges to their business model to life sciences giants fighting to protect billions of dollars of investment in lifesaving drugs. Latham litigators leverage the firm’s vast global platform to incorporate into our litigation strategies firm insights about the dynamics driving major industries — from autos to energy, financial services to heavy industry. We pair our industry fluency with a trial-ready mindset at the outset of any dispute so we’re always several steps ahead of the opposition.

Defeating a well-resourced and determined opponent requires familiarity with the battlefield, insight into the opposition’s likely strategy, and a willingness to go to the mat. With a team of more than 800 top-flight litigators, Latham has developed a fearsome reputation for bringing experience, insight, and determination to the table — and to the courtroom and the boardroom — every time.

We regularly try civil and criminal cases in courts and arbitration venues around the world. Over the last decade, Latham has tried or arbitrated more than 350 cases to a verdict, affording us unique insight that comes only from trial experience. Nearly 30 of our litigators are former US federal prosecutors, with experience that enables us to provide clients facing enforcement proceedings with insight into the inner workings of the prosecuting agencies.

Latham regularly takes over cases on the eve of trial, when the stakes are high and defeat is not an option. When our names appear on the docket, opposing counsel know our track record of winning means returning to the negotiating table is often their best course of action. If a matter proceeds to trial, we neutralize the opposition’s best facts, or even incorporate them as part of our client’s affirmative story, and we win.

Awards & Rankings


  • Bay Area Partner Again Named Top White Collar Lawyer in California - December 05, 2021
  • Latham Recognized for Investigations Prowess at Global Investigations Review Awards - November 14, 2021
  • Seven Latham Lawyers Named Power Players by Sports Business Journal - October 26, 2021
  • Latham Again Honored For Wide-Ranging Litigation & Trial Success - October 24, 2021
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Honored at National Law Journal’s Professional Excellence Awards - October 24, 2021

Latham is praised for its “top knowledge and experience in the market,” with clients reporting, “they are always available and are extremely responsive,” and “very professional, extremely efficient, pragmatic and well prepared.”

Chambers Global 2020


Private Equity and Healthcare: Enforcement Trends and Investor RiskApple v. Fintiv: One-Year Retrospective on the Impact and Application of Fintiv’s Six-Factor Test

Media Coverage

Top White Collar Lawyer in California: Leslie CaldwellTop Antitrust Lawyer in California: Belinda LeeTop Antitrust Lawyer in California: Christopher Yates


Bay Area Partner Again Named Top White Collar Lawyer in CaliforniaLeading Dispute Resolution Lawyer and Commercial Litigator to Join Latham & Watkins in Hong KongLatham Secures Significant Milestone for Rothesay Before UK High Court

Thought Leadership

US Supreme Court Decision May Affect NRD Trusteeship DeterminationsUS DOJ Emphasises Importance of Corporate CultureSenior US DOJ Official Sets Forth New Priorities for Pursuing Corporate Crime

Webcasts & Podcasts

Jamie Wine on the USWNT Players’ AppealThe Biden Administration’s Regulatory and Enforcement Priorities: A Six-Month UpdateSupreme Court: Highlights and Implications of the 2020-2021 Term