Since opening in 1980 with four lawyers, Latham & Watkins' San Diego office has grown into one of the city's premier law offices with more than 100 lawyers practicing in two San Diego County locations — Downtown and Del Mar.
The San Diego office represents public and private companies at all stages of development, ranging from start-up and emerging growth to mature public companies in the following industries:
Key Practice Areas
Representing homegrown San Diego companies and multinational corporations, Latham lawyers provide comprehensive services that meet clients' transactional and litigation needs.
San Diego lawyers work closely with corporate clients to address their legal needs and achieve their goals through the full life cycle of the company, including:
As part of one of the nation's largest and most preeminent environmental practices, Latham’s lawyers have been at the forefront of this exploding practice area for more than two decades handling a variety of issues, including:
Latham’s finance lawyers in San Diego represent US and international developers, sponsors and lenders in complex transactions around the globe in the areas of:
Latham’s litigators have extensive experience assisting clients with controversies in the following areas of law:
Awards and Rankings
- In its 2011 annual survey, Corporate Board Member magazine recognized Latham’s San Diego office as the “Best Corporate Law Firm in San Diego.”
- In 2011, Legal 500 recognized the environmental group's lawyers for their "in-depth knowledge of the scientific issues present in environmental and toxic tort litigation" and "working wonders in…cases that seemed doomed."