Kevin M. Jakopchek

  • 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • USA

Kevin Jakopchek is a litigation and trial associate. He previously served on Latham & Watkins’ Training & Career Enhancement (TACE) Committee.

Mr. Jakopchek represents large, publicly traded companies in a diverse array of complex commercial litigation, including the defense of consumer class actions, environmental enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice, actions under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, and patent infringement claims.

Mr. Jakopchek has had a trial-focused practice, and he has been an active member of trial teams for multi-week “bellwether” jury trials. He has delivered opening statements and conducted direct and cross-examinations in court, and has delivered closing arguments at preparatory mock trials. He also has extensive experience as first-chair counsel in depositions and has led the briefing of numerous dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgment and motions to dismiss, as well as Daubert motions and various state-court equivalents.

While at Northwestern, Mr. Jakopchek served as an articles review board member for The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and a student intern at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.


Notice: We appreciate your interest in Latham & Watkins. If your inquiry relates to a legal matter and you are not already a current client of the firm, please do not transmit any confidential information to us. Before taking on a representation, we must determine whether we are in a position to assist you and agree on the terms and conditions of engagement with you. Until we have completed such steps, we will not be deemed to have a lawyer-client relationship with you, and will have no duty to keep confidential the information we receive from you. Thank you for your understanding.