Patricia A. Eberwine focuses her practice on complex commercial and securities litigation. She has experience representing clients in high-stakes litigation over a wide variety of matters, including corporate governance, actions against public and privately held companies brought by cities and private plaintiffs, as well as government and regulatory investigations.
Ms. Eberwine also has experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including taking and defending depositions, working with experts and jury consultants, conducting complex large-scale discovery and negotiating favorable settlements in mediation. She has successfully drafted and argued dispositive and discovery motions in high-profile litigation. Recent achievements include obtaining summary judgment on behalf of a large technology company on corporate successor issues and achieving dismissal of derivative causes of action at the motion to dismiss stage on behalf of a privately held energy company. Ms. Eberwine also has substantial appellate experience and has authored winning appellate briefs and writ petitions in matters before the California Courts of Appeal and the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Ms. Eberwine is actively involved in pro bono work and leads Latham & Watkins’ partnership with the Spark Program, a national non-profit organization that matches youth from disadvantaged communities with mentors in their dream jobs. She serves on the fundraising board for the Alliance for Children’s Rights.
Ms. Eberwine graduated magna cum laude from Bucknell University with Honors in International Relations and Russian, and received her law degree from University of Southern California Law School. While in law school, Ms. Eberwine served as Editor-in-Chief of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal. She served as President of the USC Women Lawyers Association and was a Board Member of the USC Public Interest Law Foundation. She received the Edward S. and Eleanor J. Shattuck Award for being one of five members of the graduating class judged by the faculty to exhibit the greatest potential for becoming an outstanding member of the Bar.
In recent years, Ms. Eberwine has been an active member of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and serves on the firm’s Women Enriching Business committee.