Sean Berkowitz, Global Chair of the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice, represents clients in complex litigation and regulatory investigations.
Mr. Berkowitz is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who regularly advises Fortune 500 companies and individual executives on their most important litigation matters in courts and venues throughout the United States. He also advises clients on government and regulatory investigations, and develops strategies to resolve those matters short of litigation.
He has an established track record of successfully resolving cases at trial or before trial in a variety of subject areas, including:
- Securities fraud
- Deceptive business practices
- Complex commercial litigation
Mr. Berkowitz is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has successfully tried 24 cases to verdict. Chambers USA ranks him Band 1 for White Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Securities, and General Commercial Litigation and clients describe him as “a force of nature” and “a top-flight trial lawyer who has a great courtroom presence.”
Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Berkowitz served in several federal government positions including as:
- Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Section for the United States Attorney’s office in the Northern District of Illinois
- Director of the special task force created to investigate the Enron corporate scandal, and lead prosecutor in the criminal case against Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling
Mr. Berkowitz recently completed a five-year term as Global Chair of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department. He currently serves as the Illinois Chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is a past president of the Chicago Inn of Court. He serves on the boards of the Chicago Area Project and A Better Chicago, an innovative non-profit organization that invests in and supports a portfolio of educational charities.