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


  • Silicon Valley Litigator Selected Among Top Trade Secrets Lawyers - October 14, 2019
  • American College of Trial Lawyers Inducts Kathryn Ruemmler and Honors Judge Jonathan Lippman - October 08, 2019
  • Boston Litigation & Trial Partner Named to Power 50 - October 06, 2019
  • Two Litigators Honored Among Top 100 Lawyers In California - September 22, 2019
  • Latham Recognized with Five Notable Accolades at the 2019 LMG Life Sciences Awards - September 18, 2019

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


American University Law Review Federal Circuit SymposiumRelativity Fest 2019Institutional Asset Management Symposium

Media Coverage

Top Trade Secrets Lawyers: Doug LumishWhat It's Like to Be a Woman in Washington Latham & Watkins Secures $666M Award for Client in Hewlett Packard Accounting Dispute


Talented International and National Security Lawyer Rejoins Latham in Washington, D.C. Silicon Valley Litigator Selected Among Top Trade Secrets LawyersAmerican College of Trial Lawyers Inducts Kathryn Ruemmler and Honors Judge Lippman

Thought Leadership

US Secondary Sanctions Are a ‘Mandatory Provision’ of English LawA Primer on International Arbitration CostsEnglish High Court Confirms Mediation Can Be Condition Precedent to Litigation

Webcasts & Podcasts

Trade Secrets Unlocked: What You Need to Know About the Criminal Side of Trade SecretsSupreme Court: Highlights and Implications of the 2018-2019 TermPatentability: How to Win Section 101 Arguments at the PTAB and the Federal Circuit