Complex Commercial Litigation

Combining business savvy with sophisticated litigation strategies, Latham & Watkins helps clients successfully resolve high-stakes commercial disputes.

Why Latham

A Global Team for Complex Disputes

With approximately 600 lawyers stationed in key business centers around the world, Latham routinely handles complex commercial litigation matters, offering clients unparalleled coverage, experience, and service across industries and jurisdictions.

Latham represents clients in an array of complex commercial disputes including:

  • Business torts
  • Contract and joint venture disputes
  • Financial institution disputes
  • Fraud and unfair competition disputes
  • Insolvency and restructuring related disputes
  • Trade secret disputes
Business Minded Strategic Approach

A hallmark of Latham’s approach is a keen understanding of the client’s business objectives. Latham’s litigation strategy is tailored to the size of the matter, the client’s exposure or up-side, and the significance of the case to the client. Recognizing that litigation is just one part of a larger business strategy, Latham’s lawyers evaluate early exit options such as motions to dismiss, settlement, or summary judgment, as well as indemnification by third parties or insurance to minimize costs.

Best-in-Class Trial Lawyers

When trying a case is unavoidable or the desired strategy, Latham offers a deep and experienced bench of trial lawyers with decades of trial experience, including 17 former US federal prosecutors. Over the past decade, Latham’s team has tried or arbitrated more than 350 cases to verdict in venues across the US and Europe. For matters that do not reach the verdict stage, Latham's lawyers’ shrewd negotiation skills result in the best settlements for Latham's clients.

Awards & Rankings

  • Local Litigation Co-Chair Receives Visionary of Justice Award - May 17, 2018
  • Ing Loong Yang Named an Ambassador to ICC Court’s Belt and Road Initiative Commission - May 16, 2018
  • Seven Latham Partners Honored for Superior Client Service - March 28, 2018
  • Two Hong Kong Partners Named to China Business Law Journal’s A-List - December 13, 2017
  • Three Partners Named Among "Top 100 Lawyers in California" - October 05, 2017

With a “stellar reputation,” Latham’s “outstanding” complex commercial litigators are “‘really good at large-scale, sophisticated litigation…and taking very complex cases to trial.’”  —Chambers USA 2016

Media Coverage

Attorney of the Year: Kevin McDonoughWinning Litigators: Kathryn RuemmlerTop 100 Lawyers in California 2017: Marvin S. Putnam


Ing Loong Yang Named Ambassador to ICC Court CommissionSeven Latham Partners Honored for Superior Client ServiceExperienced Securities Litigator Joins Latham in Washington, D.C.

Thought Leadership

Safe Harbor After 'Merit Management'Navigating the Media in High-Profile CasesCommercial Division Rules Poised for Business-Oriented Changes