Experienced Trial Lawyer Rejoins Latham in Washington, D.C.

Jason Burt joins Complex Commercial Litigation practice.

January 27, 2017

Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that Jason Burt has rejoined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as counsel in the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department. Burt joins Latham following nearly five years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Utah. While there, Burt prosecuted all manner of financial and economic crimes and led six federal jury trials that spanned over 21 weeks and obtained guilty verdicts in every case that went to a jury. Following one successful trial, Burt argued for and obtained the largest white-collar criminal sentence in the history of the District of Utah. During his time as an AUSA, Burt also served as the Deputy Chief of the White Collar and Economic Crime Section within the US Attorneys’ Office for the District of Utah and worked as an adjunct law professor at the Brigham Young University Law School where he taught courses on criminal procedure and adjudication. Prior to his government service, Burt spent five years as a litigation associate in Latham’s Washington, D.C. office focusing his practice on complex civil litigation in federal and state courts, agencies and arbitrations. He worked on multiple trial teams, including three bench trials, and participated in all aspects of civil litigation, including motions practice, presenting arguments in federal court, taking and defending fact and expert depositions, direct and cross examinations at trial and trial arguments. 

Burt received both his BS in Business Management and his JD at Brigham Young University. He also clerked for Judge Carlos T. Bea of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

He joins a department with more than 600 lawyers stationed in key business centers around the world, who routinely handle complex commercial litigation matters, offering clients unparalleled coverage, experience and service across industries and jurisdictions. Burt intends to focus his practice at Latham on civil trial work and litigation.


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