San Francisco

Over more than a quarter century, Latham’s San Francisco Bay Area offices have grown and innovated alongside the global economy’s most dynamic players.

Drawing on the firm’s global reach, we have become one of Silicon Valley’s largest legal advisors, uniquely well-positioned to guide companies through every stage of development, from startup formation to IPO or acquisition and beyond. Our nationally renowned litigators and trial lawyers regularly set precedents affecting entire industries, from high-stakes securities litigation, to cutting-edge technology and data privacy cases, to healthcare, life sciences, and intellectual property matters. Having advised clients through the ups and downs of industry booms and busts we provide sophisticated, experienced counsel to market-leading innovators and investors across industries.

Giving Back

As one of the world’s largest pro bono providers, Latham takes on matters in nearly every area of public interest law. In the Bay Area, some of our key pro bono causes include ending pre-arraignment cash bail, and advocating for poverty relief, tenants’ rights, and children’s rights issues.

Latham & Watkins' San Francisco office has a long tradition of service to the community, and has donated approximately 42,280 pro bono hours since 2010, valued at approximately US$19.9 million.

Latham has long-standing relationships with several Bay Area public interest organizations, including:

  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel
  • Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
  • Legal Services for Children
  • Legal Services for Entrepreneurs

The office also has a strong relationship with Not For Sale, a Bay Area organization devoted to ending human trafficking and slavery, and continues to participate in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal Pro Bono Program and various California District Court referral panels.

In addition, the San Francisco office works with the All Stars Project (ASP), an organization focused on providing educational and performing arts opportunities for thousands of economically disadvantaged and minority young people. Working with ASP’s Development School for Youth, which connects inner-city young people with the business community through workshops and paid summer internships, the office hosts and provides leadership workshops for ASP participants, employs ASP interns, and takes part in an array of ASP events and fundraisers.


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