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 nearly 1,000 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. More than 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

 

  • 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
  • Latham Wins 2022 GCR Award for Merger Control Matter of the Year – Europe - April 17, 2022
  • Concurrences Honors Latham with 2022 Antitrust Writing Award - April 17, 2022
  • Latham Scoops Multiple Benchmark Litigation Awards - April 14, 2022

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

Events

Federal Circuit Bar Association Panel – Going Your Own Way: Navigating and Litigating 'Other Transactions'"Apple v. Fintiv: One-Year Retrospective on the Impact and Application of Fintiv’s Six-Factor Test

Media Coverage

Calif. Panel Sides With Robotics Biz In Investor's Forum FightSkilled in the Art: Latham Flushes High-Tech Tissue PatentsLitigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

News

Three Latham Partners Named Among Los Angeles Market LeadersAppellate Team Wins Second US Supreme Court Case in a WeekEntertainment, Sports & Media Team Shines in Variety's 2022 Legal Impact Report

Thought Leadership

Getting The Deal Through: Dispute Resolution 2022 – England & WalesFrench Government Seeks to Regain Control Over Enforcement of French Blocking StatuteFrench Parliament Publishes Evaluation Report on Corporate Duty of Vigilance Law

Webcasts & Podcasts

The New Antitrust Era: Life SciencesSupreme Court: 2021-2022 Midterm Highlights and ImplicationsGregory Garre on Cochran v. SEC: Vindicating Article III Jurisdiction over the Structural Constitution and ALJs