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

  • Data Privacy & Security Partner Named a Top Cyber Lawyer in California - January 22, 2019
  • Litigation & Trial Partner Named To Entertainment Industry's Coveted Next Gen List - November 26, 2018
  • Five Partners Receive 2018 MVP Recognition from Law360 - November 25, 2018
  • Boston Litigation & Trial Partner Recognized as a Top Woman of Law - November 13, 2018
  • Hong Kong Partner Named Outstanding Practitioner of the Year - September 25, 2018

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


International Litigation Exchange (ILEX) Annual Conference

Media Coverage

Top Cyber Lawyer in California: Michael RubinLaw360 Banking MVP: Joseph SerinoBoston Litigation & Trial Partner Recognized as a Top Woman of Law


Litigation & Trial Partner Named To Coveted Entertainment Industry ListFive Partners Receive 2018 MVP Recognition Boston Litigation & Trial Partner Recognized as a Top Woman of Law

Thought Leadership

Service of Proceedings on a Foreign State is Mandatory English Court of Appeal Upholds an Extension of Time to Commence Arbitration English Court Clarifies Test for Determining Jurisdictional Challenges

Webcasts & Podcasts

Trade Secrets Unlocked: Responding to Trade Secret EmergenciesCFIUS and FIRRMA: What You Need to Know About the New Law Governing Foreign Direct Investment in the United States