Michael Lacovara, a highly accomplished trial lawyer, is a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department of Latham & Watkins' New York and London offices and a member of the Antitrust & Competition and Complex Commercial Litigation Practices.
Mr. Lacovara's practice focuses on antitrust, securities, and complex commercial disputes, representing clients across a range of industries, including global enterprises in the financial services, technology, and resource sectors. Mr. Lacovara has extensive experience in both internal and government investigations and in the strategic planning and prosecution or defense of multi-jurisdictional and multi-forum litigation. Having served as national and global coordinating counsel for numerous strategic litigations and drawing on almost 30 years of legal, banking, and management experience, he helps clients solve their most pressing global challenges and realize strategic opportunities.
In February 2017, The American Lawyer named Mr. Lacovara among its Lateral All-Stars of 2016, which highlighted the most notable and intriguing moves by attorneys to new law firms during the past year.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Lacovara was founding CEO and President of a securities trading and investment banking firm that was a portfolio company of private equity firm Warburg Pincus. Mr. Lacovara also served as CEO of a Nasdaq-listed financial services company, leading both its public capital raising and completing multiple acquisitions; and as a partner, general counsel, and Co-COO of a full-service investment bank focused on financial services companies. As a banker, Mr. Lacovara advised on a wide range of M&A and corporate finance transactions and regularly counselled special committees of boards of directors on various strategic transactions.