Email Scam Warning

Emails have been sent to multiple recipients, falsely claiming to be from partners and associates at Latham & Watkins. These emails are financial scams or phishing scams and have taken several forms, including:

  • Details about an unclaimed inheritance for the recipient, with the target of the fraud asked to advance fees. For more information about one such instance, please click here.
  • Details about a financial settlement, with the target of the fraud asked to prepare a marriage license
  • Details about a tax liability, with the target of the fraud asked to make payment or face litigation
  • Details about a work-from-home employment opportunity, including a request to interview using online chat or text messaging
  • Attachments with links to phishing sites

Latham & Watkins LLP, Latham & Watkins (London) LLP, our affiliates, and our lawyers have no involvement in these or any other scams. Our lawyers names are being used without our authorization. 

If you are the recipient of any email purporting to be from a Latham lawyer that you were not expecting, that comes from any email domain other than, or contains unusual content, please check the authenticity of the correspondence by contacting us directly at

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.