Washington, D.C.

Latham’s Washington, D.C. office — more than 350 lawyers strong — offers clients powerhouse corporate capabilities, regulatory insights, as well as litigation and trial strength.

Office Overview

We have built a remarkable track record of navigating the federal government — in the courts, the White House and Executive Branch agencies, as well as Congress. As a group, we draw on experience serving in a wide variety of senior roles within the federal government, so we can advise clients based on deep knowledge of the inner workings of government.

We regularly represent clients facing criminal, civil, and congressional investigations, litigation in all US courts, and the full range of commercial disputes. Our courtroom victories regularly earn Latham recognition from National Law Journal as among the very best litigators and trial lawyers in Washington.

Unique among firms in the capital, we combine classic litigation and regulatory practices with our premier transactional practices, which include the largest and most successful corporate/M&A, capital markets, private equity, and leveraged finance practices in Washington.

Giving Back

As one of the world’s largest pro bono providers, Latham takes on matters in nearly every area of public interest law. In Washington, D.C., some of our key pro bono causes include advocating for asylum seekers, reuniting immigrant and refugee families, and safeguarding tenants’ rights, veterans’ rights, and civil rights.


Pro Bono & Public Service

Latham’s pro bono work has ranged from obtaining reparations for Holocaust survivors and assisting asylum seekers to defending prisoners’ rights and challenging municipal ordinances affecting the homeless. Latham's Washington team provides pro bono legal services to hundreds of non-profits and supports numerous organizations through local community focused programs, including:

  • Charter Board Partners
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Miriam’s Kitchen
  • The Children’s Law Center
  • Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
  • Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
  • Whitman Walker Clinic

The Washington team also participates in the Generous Associates Campaign, an annual fundraiser for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia led by associates from various D.C. law firms. In 2013, Latham & Watkins raised US$84,083 for the campaign, making the firm the top fundraiser in its category, and the second highest overall.


According to sources: “Latham is the top firm we deal with in the Washington D.C. area,” and “I have worked with several in the DC area [...] and this firm [is] very thorough, strategic and attentive in comparison.”

Chambers USA, Washington D.C. 2021

Washington, D.C. OFFICE
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
Tel +1.202.637.2200
Fax +1.202.637.2201