New York

Latham’s New York office offers clients best-in-class legal services. Our lawyers harness the firm’s global platform to deliver seamless legal advice and sophisticated representation on nearly any issue, anywhere in the world.

The 600+ lawyers in our New York office draw on the firm’s history of service and excellence to handle sophisticated, interdisciplinary, and cross-border work, including complex controversies and landmark transactions across a range of industries and geographies.

We represent a full spectrum of companies and organizations — from startups to Fortune 100 corporations, global financial institutions to alternative investment vehicles. We are particularly experienced in the industries that drive the economy, including financial services, technology, life sciences, energy, and real estate, as well as entertainment, sports, and media.

Latham’s transactional practices — from capital markets, M&A, and private equity to bank finance, restructuring, and tax — regularly top the legal industry league tables. This market-leading position contributes to our command of commercial terms and our ability to advise on the most cutting-edge and challenging deals.

Our formidable litigation practices — including white collar defense, complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, and securities litigation — routinely handle the most consequential and high-profile matters for a worldwide client base. Our trial-tested litigators offer a superior record of success in venues throughout the United States and world in every manner of dispute.

Giving Back

As one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono legal services, Latham takes on matters in nearly every area of public interest law. In New York, we help provide legal services to those most in need by partnering with nearly every key legal services organization in the city, from The Legal Aid Society and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, to Sanctuary for Families, the New York Civil Liberties Union, and the Fair Housting Justice Center.

Our work in the community addresses a host of issues, including a longstanding focus on immigration matters and a range of high-impact litigation to advance human rights, civil rights, and racial and social justice.

In an effort to strengthen our community beyond legal services, our New York lawyers and professionals also support prominent civic organizations in the city, such as the United Way, Read Ahead, and the New York Women’s Foundation.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Latham’s global footprint positions us to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in our communities and the legal profession. Our New York office colleagues are empowered at every level to develop a diverse workplace sustained by an inclusive, team-oriented culture. We aim to drive positive change both within the firm, through programs like our insightful and challenging speakers series, and beyond the firm, through efforts like our More Than Words campaign which raised over US$2 million for key racial justice organizations.

Latham’s New York office has a long history of pro bono participation and public service. Representative matters include:

  • Immigrant victims of domestic violence
  • Refugees in asylum and human rights matters
  • Tenants fighting housing discrimination

Since 2007, hundreds of lawyers and professional staff from Latham & Watkins’ US and German offices have been working with Holocaust survivors applying for two reparations programs available to them through the German government. The project is run in conjunction with Bet Zedek, an organization that provides free legal services to those in need. Because the metro New York area is home to the largest population of Holocaust survivors in the United States, Latham’s New York office has handled a majority of these matters within the firm, assisting nearly 300 clients since 2007.

The firm’s New York-based lawyers and staff assisted with New York City's 2012 Olympic bid, have advised on nonprofit incorporations and refinancings and freed an innocent man from death row. The firm’s lawyers have received pro bono awards from Sanctuary for Families and The Legal Aid Society.


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