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.

Described as a “go-to firm for big, bet-the-company kinds of cases” by The American Lawyer, 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 — and win.

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


  • Litigation & Trial Partner Named 40 Under 40 Honoree - May 21, 2018
  • Ing Loong Yang Named an Ambassador to ICC Court’s Belt and Road Initiative Commission - May 16, 2018
  • Two Bay Area Partners Honored as Top Women Lawyers - May 15, 2018
  • Global Tax Controversy Chair Receives 2018 Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award - May 13, 2018
  • Four Partners Profiled in Entertainment "Legal Impact Report" - April 19, 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

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Litigation & Trial Partner Named 40 Under 40 HonoreeIng Loong Yang Named Ambassador to ICC Court CommissionTax Controversy Chair Receives Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award

Thought Leadership

Court: Arbitrators Must Disclose Related or Overlapping AppointmentsSAS Institute Follow-Up: New PTAB Procedures and StrategiesIs Good Faith a Bad Choice Under English Law?

Webcasts & Podcasts

Keeping Tabs on the PTABPodcast Interview – A US Supreme Court Patent Case Flying Under the Radar