Complex Commercial Litigation

Latham’s trial-tested complex commercial litigators win the business disputes that drive our clients’ success and define the law for global industries.

Why Latham

We represent companies, financial institutions, private equity firms, and individuals in their most significant and high-stakes disputes. We tailor our litigation teams to the specific characteristics of each matter, drawing on a global team of seasoned litigators and trial lawyers to match the industry, claims, subject matter, client goals, and venue at play. Regardless of the nature of the dispute, we adopt a trial-ready strategy from the outset to achieve the best result for the client, in whatever form success takes.

Our deep bench of experienced trial lawyers, including dozens of former US federal prosecutors, have successfully tried or arbitrated hundreds of cases to verdict in the last decade. Opposing counsel know our track record of taking the toughest cases to trial and winning — a reputation that often influences settlement considerations when our name appears on the docket.

We pair our experience with a fluency in the market dynamics that are influencing industries — from financial services to technology and energy to life sciences — across the world. We routinely litigate business torts, contract and joint venture disputes, fraud and unfair competition as well as consumer protection claims, insolvency and restructuring matters, insurance coverage, and trade secrets cases across a wide range of industries and venues. This diverse practice gives us insight into the litigation strategies that help our clients prevail.

Our clients’ business objectives guide our litigation planning. We take into account the size of the matter, the client’s exposure or up side, and the significance of the case to the client. Recognizing that litigation is just one part of a larger business strategy, we evaluate early exit options to minimize costs, including dispositive motions, alternative dispute resolution, and settlement, as well as third-party indemnification and insurance coverage.

Awards & Rankings

  • 11 Latham Lawyers Named 2022 Rising Stars - May 30, 2022
  • Two Latham Litigators Named Among California’s Top Women Lawyers - May 25, 2022
  • Three Latham Partners Named Among Los Angeles Market Leaders - May 16, 2022
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media Team Shines in Variety's 2022 Legal Impact Report - April 28, 2022
  • International Arbitration Practice Ranked Among World’s Top 15 - April 06, 2022

Latham is known for an “impressive bench of seasoned civil and criminal lawyers with extensive trial expertise” and “features a number of prominent practitioners with considerable government experience.”

Chambers USA 2020

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Thought Leadership

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