Latham’s San Francisco lawyers received several high-profile awards in 2011, including “Top 100 Lawyers in California,” “Top 100 Women Litigators in California” and “Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California” by the Daily Journal.

San Francisco

Since opening in San Francisco in 1990, Latham & Watkins has assembled a team of experienced lawyers dedicated to trying the most challenging cases and providing highly sophisticated legal and business advice.

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Lawyers from the San Francisco office provide a full complement of services to clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and have particular expertise in:

Latham’s lawyers handle the most complex litigations for company and individual clients across a variety of industries and in every conceivable forum. The firm also provides counsel on highly sophisticated corporate matters to market-leading public companies, commercial and investment banks, healthcare organizations and private equity firms. 

Awards & Rankings

Latham’s San Francisco lawyers received several high-profile awards, including:

  • Named as members of one of the "Leading IP Litigation Practices in Northern California" in 2012 by the Daily Journal
  • Named among the "50 Lawyers on the Fast Track" by the Recorder
  • Ranking in the top 3 “Best Corporate Law Firms” in San Francisco in 2011 by Corporate Board Member magazine
  • Inclusion on the “Top 100 Lawyers in California,” “Top 100 Women Litigators in California” and “Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California” lists in 2011 by the Daily Journal
  • Latham’s representation of Oracle Corp. in its US$7.3B acquisition of Sun Microsystems was selected as “Matter of the Year” in 2011 by Global Competition Review
  • Latham’s win in the Jasmine Networks v. Marvell Semiconductor trial was named the “Top Defense Verdict in California” in 2010 by the Daily Journal

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.