Litigation & Trial Practice

When the stakes are the highest, Latham’s global Litigation & Trial Practice helps clients successfully navigate enterprise-threatening litigation, wherever it may arise.

Why Latham

A Deep, Global Team

As businesses continue to globalize, they need a law firm that can handle complex matters unfolding at breakneck speed and involving several practice specialties. Latham’s Litigation & Trial Practice meets that challenge.

With recognitions for outstanding results across a range of cases, our litigators demonstrate a strategic command of a case from the start, and a willingness to try even the most difficult cases. We give clients the confidence to take a matter to trial.

With more than 600 litigators located in 19 major business centers in the United States (US), Europe, and Asia, we are one of the few firms capable of providing clients with immediate, high-quality legal expertise anywhere in the world, whether our clients' needs are local or multijurisdictional.

Courtroom Warriors

Latham's trial lawyers have a remarkable track record of success trying both civil and criminal cases in courts around the world. During the last decade, Latham has tried or arbitrated more than 350 cases to a verdict, earning an extraordinary winning percentage.

Latham's team collectively offers clients the unique insight and experience that comes only from decades of trial experience. And with 17 former US federal prosecutors, Latham's lawyers use their knowledge of the inner workings of government agencies to help clients navigate enforcement proceedings and litigation.

When a client needs a firm with a formidable courtroom reputation and the resources to try a case; they will frequently retain Latham on the eve of trial. For the cases that do not go to trial, our extensive trial experience and shrewd negotiating skills result in the best settlements. Our trial lawyers work hand-in-hand with the firm’s premier Supreme Court & Appellate Practice to preserve issues for appeal.

Broad Practice Expertise

Our litigation lawyers draw upon the particularized skills of colleagues in different practice areas and locations to forge a comprehensive approach to problem solving. We offer clients deep industry experience and outstanding service across multiple practices, including:

Awards & Rankings


  • Corporate Counsel Rank Latham a 2018 Asia Firm of the Year - January 10, 2019
  • Seven International Arbitration Lawyers Chosen Among Who’s Who Legal - December 16, 2018
  • Latham Again Honored as a Top Legal Innovator - December 12, 2018
  • Five Partners Receive 2018 MVP Recognition from Law360 - November 25, 2018
  • Firm Recognized at the National Law Journal’s Professional Excellence Awards - November 18, 2018

With “extensive trial experience” and a “notable global network,” Latham “maintains a formidable reputation for undertaking precedent-setting, bet-the-company matters.”

Chambers USA 2016


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Media Coverage

Eight Latham Lawyers Named to Washingtonian's 2018 Top Lawyers ListLaw360 Banking MVP: Joseph SerinoNational Law Journal Antitrust Trailblazers: Michael Egge


Corporate Counsel Rank Latham a 2018 Asia Firm of the Year Latham Successfully Protects Sinovac Biotech’s Board of DirectorsLatham Adds Prominent Copyright Litigator in San Francisco

Thought Leadership

Complex Commercial Litigation Law Review – England & WalesEnglish High Court Confirms Scope of Freezing InjunctionsGerman GDPR Fine Proceedings Conclude Favorably for Defense

Webcasts & Podcasts

Keeping Tabs on the PTABTrade Secrets Unlocked: What You Need to Know in a NutshellCFIUS and FIRRMA: What You Need to Know About the New Law Governing Foreign Direct Investment in the United States