Robert Crockett is a partner in Latham & Watkins' Los Angeles office. Mr. Crockett is a general business litigator, focusing upon jury trials and complicated damage cases.
Mr. Crockett has served on various Latham & Watkins management committees. He has been a legal panelist in health care, personal injury tort, and environmental cases and has taught economics at the college level. Mr. Crockett has published papers dealing with Los Angeles County jury statistics, First Amendment issues (pending) and nineteenth-century legal proceedings.
Mr. Crockett is qualified to practice before all federal courts in California, the Ninth Circuit and the US Supreme Court. He has been admitted pro hac vice in several states and federal jurisdictions.
Mr. Crockett's litigation experience spans almost 30 years. He has litigated a wide range of matters in the areas of:
Representative jury trials:
Dispute against NBA team owner, over US$150 million real estate venture
Healthcare antitrust dispute in Kern County, California
- Plaintiff, as a foreign government, against an oil trader
Representative bench trials to verdict:
Representative appeals cases:
- Sierra Club v. California Coastal Com [Real Party: Catellus Residential Group, Inc.]., 35 Cal. 4th 839; 28 Cal. Rptr. 3d 316 (2005), upholding coastal development permit, CEQA and Coastal Act
Wetlands Action Network v. US Army Corps of Engineers [Real Party: Playa Vista Corp.], 222 F.3d 1105 (9th Cir. 2000), cert. denied, 535 US 946 (Oct. 1, 2001), upholding Army Corps of Engineers CWA permit
- Coalition of Concerned Communities, Inc. v. City of Los Angeles [Real Party: Catellus Residential Group, Inc.], 34 Cal. 4th 733; 21 Cal. Rptr. 3d. 676 (2004), upholding environmental approvals and zone change, CEQA and Coastal Act