Manny Abascal is a partner in the Litigation and Trial Practice of Latham & Watkins and is based in Los Angeles. Mr. Abascal has deep experience handling the most challenging and complex litigation and government investigations matters for clients in several industries.
Mr. Abascal handles the most difficult issues facing clients, such as high profile government and internal investigations, civil and criminal trials, corporate control disputes, and complex commercial litigation. He has handled multiple criminal and civil jury trials; SEC proceedings; criminal, civil, administrative, and internal investigations; and testimony before Congress and state legislative bodies. He has represented major clients in healthcare, pharma, financial institutions, financial services, energy, entertainment, accounting, food and agriculture, e-commerce, and technology.
Mr. Abascal is experienced in handling complex matters that involve more than a simple legal dispute, and instead affect the client’s business strategy, governance, control, potential transactions, or media profile. Mr. Abascal has deep experience partnering with his corporate, finance, and tax partners at Latham & Watkins to develop and implement comprehensive legal strategies that look beyond the litigation dispute to address and ultimately to achieve the client’s business objectives.
Prior to joining Latham in 2000, Mr. Abascal was an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles, where he prosecuted and tried numerous and diverse business and financial fraud cases.