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


  • Industry Magazine Recognizes Communications Partners - June 11, 2019
  • Latham Named D.C. General Litigation Department of the Year Finalist - June 02, 2019
  • Litigation & Trial Partner Named Healthcare Trailblazer - May 13, 2019
  • Two Firm Leaders Named Top Women Lawyers in California - May 08, 2019
  • Three Century City Partners Profiled in Variety's Legal Impact Report - April 28, 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


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Media Coverage

Latham Named D.C. General Litigation Department of the Year FinalistDirectors Escape XpresSpa Corporate Takeover SuitThe Trials of Being Undocumented and Turning 18


Cross-Discipline Team Scores Victories for Avangrid in Class ActionsCablefax Recognizes Communications Partners Latham Named D.C. General Litigation Department of the Year Finalist

Thought Leadership

Why Parties Should Stipulate Applicable Law in Arbitration AgreementsNew PSR Industry Code Entitles Victims of Fraud to Reimbursement Before Arbitration, Ensure Entity Being Sued Exists Under the Law

Webcasts & Podcasts

Keeping Tabs on the PTAB: New Pilot Program for Motions to Amend Trade Secrets Unlocked: Responding to Trade Secret EmergenciesTrademarks 101: What You Need to Know in a Nutshell