Litigation & Trial Practice

We are trial lawyers, and we play to win. At every stage of litigation, whatever the venue, whatever the dispute, Latham draws from a constellation of litigation stars to match the right skill and experience to the fight at hand.

Latham represents major companies, institutions, and individuals in virtually every industry, from tech titans facing existential challenges to their business model to life sciences giants fighting to protect billions of dollars of investment in lifesaving drugs. Latham litigators leverage the firm’s vast global platform to incorporate into our litigation strategies firm insights about the dynamics driving major industries — from autos to energy, financial services to heavy industry. We pair our industry fluency with a trial-ready mindset at the outset of any dispute so we’re always several steps ahead of the opposition.

Defeating a well-resourced and determined opponent requires familiarity with the battlefield, insight into the opposition’s likely strategy, and a willingness to go to the mat. With a team of more than 800 top-flight litigators, Latham has developed a fearsome reputation for bringing experience, insight, and determination to the table — and to the courtroom and the boardroom — every time.

We regularly try civil and criminal cases in courts and arbitration venues around the world. Over the last decade, Latham has tried or arbitrated more than 350 cases to a verdict, affording us unique insight that comes only from trial experience. Nearly 30 of our litigators are former US federal prosecutors, with experience that enables us to provide clients facing enforcement proceedings with insight into the inner workings of the prosecuting agencies.

Latham regularly takes over cases on the eve of trial, when the stakes are high and defeat is not an option. When our names appear on the docket, opposing counsel know our track record of winning means returning to the negotiating table is often their best course of action. If a matter proceeds to trial, we neutralize the opposition’s best facts, or even incorporate them as part of our client’s affirmative story, and we win.

 

    • June 04, 2021
       
    • Latham Earns Top Derivatives Rankings
    • Chambers USA
    • Firm ranked in Band 1 by Chambers USA; seven lawyers individually recognized for premier transactional, regulatory, and enforcement capabilities.
    • June 01, 2021
       
    • 10 Latham Lawyers Named 2021 Rising Stars
    • Law360
    • Talented practitioners selected for their career accomplishments across diverse transactional, regulatory, and litigation practice areas.
    • June 01, 2021
       
    • Latham Named Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
    • Chambers USA
    • IP Litigation Practice recognized for continuing to “exhibit immense talent in all areas of Intellectual Property law, as well as significant depth of expertise across the country.”
more
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.