Chicago

Latham’s Chicago office, on the ground for more than four decades and more than 200 lawyers strong, provides a full scope of services to US and global clients across virtually every industry while connecting seamlessly with the resources and reach of the firm’s worldwide platform.

Home to top-ranked lawyers from the full spectrum of corporate, finance, tax, and litigation practices, our Chicago office routinely advises on high-profile M&A, capital markets, public company, banking, restructuring, real estate, and shareholder activism matters. And our nationally renowned Chicago-based trial lawyers regularly set precedents affecting entire industries, from high-stakes securities litigation and cutting-edge intellectual property matters to make-or-break investigations, class actions, and environmental matters.

Our clients run the gamut across size and industry. Whether advising a Chicago-based tech startup, a global private equity fund, a multinational public company, or a global financial institution, Latham’s Chicago-based teams bring together preeminent capabilities and access to a robust worldwide platform to provide a full-service approach to achieving the client’s goals.

Giving Back

Pro bono and community service are fundamental to our culture, including in Chicago, where we advise local entrepreneurs as an active member of the 1871 nonprofit startup incubator; support tenant rights; fight to overturn unfair prison sentences and help those released from prison reenter society; advocate for local asylum seekers; partner with organizations like Equip for Equality and undertake large-scale impact litigation on behalf of individuals with disabilities; and help meet the legal needs of fellow Chicagoans through our longstanding relationship with Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit that sponsors and supports the next generation of public interest lawyers.

 

Supporting a number of organizations and causes, the Chicago office's dedication to pro bono work reflects a fundamental part of the firm’s culture. Notably, the office created a pro bono program with the City of Chicago and Domestic Violence Legal Clinic more than five years ago. The concept was adopted by Cook County as its model for a court-organized clinic.

The “Do the Write Thing Chicago Challenge,” an annual program driven by the National Campaign to Stop Violence, involving the Chicago public and Catholic school system is also chaired by Latham’s Chicago office.

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