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


  • Latham Named Technology Group of the Year - February 08, 2018
  • Two Latham Partners Named Top Cyber/AI Lawyers in California - January 29, 2018
  • Latham Again Named Competition Group of the Year - January 15, 2018
  • New York Partners Named to Crain’s List of Leading Women Lawyers in NYC - January 04, 2018
  • Latham Again Ranks as a Top Innovator - December 17, 2017
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


SIFMA C&L Society Annual Seminar Merchant Acquirers' Committee Annual ConferenceStanford Law Review's 2017 Symposium

Media Coverage

Technology Group of the Year: Latham & WatkinsFed. Circ. Upholds More Ford Wins On Hybrid Vehicle PatentsTop Cyber/AI Lawyers 2018: Perry J. Viscounty


Latham Named Technology Group of the YearTwo Latham Partners Named Top Cyber/AI Lawyers in CaliforniaLatham Again Named Competition Group of the Year

Thought Leadership

Bilta v. RBS: Litigation Privilege and Information Gathering in Internal InvestigationsNew DoD Cybersecurity Requirements Go Into EffectCommercial Division Rules Poised for Business-Oriented Changes

Webcasts & Podcasts

A US Supreme Court Patent Case Flying Under the Radar