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


  • Hong Kong Partner Named Outstanding Practitioner of the Year - September 25, 2018
  • Two Partners Named Among Top Lawyers in California - September 20, 2018
  • China Law & Practice Honors Latham’s Dispute Resolution and Corporate Work - September 19, 2018
  • IP Associate Named A Women Leaders in Tech Law NextGen Honoree - September 18, 2018
  • Joshua Hamilton Named A Top Litigator in Los Angeles - August 12, 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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Chicago Partner Inducted into American College of Trial LawyersSeasoned Cartel Defense Litigator and Former Assistant Chief of the US DOJ Antitrust Division Joins Latham & WatkinsHong Kong Partner Named Outstanding Practitioner of the Year

Thought Leadership

SEC Charges “ICO Superstore” as Unregistered Broker-DealerSFO Update: Lisa Osofsky’s First 50 Days USPTO Harmonizes New Claim Construction Standard in PTAB Proceedings

Webcasts & Podcasts

CFIUS and FIRRMA: What You Need to Know About the New Law Governing Foreign Direct Investment in the United States Supreme Court: Highlights and Implications of the 2017-2018 TermKeeping Tabs on the PTAB