Insurance Counseling & Recovery

Latham & Watkins represents insurance policyholders in the policy negotiation and drafting stage, during the claims process, and – when necessary – through the world’s largest and most complex insurance coverage litigation and arbitrations.

Why Latham

Shaping the Policies, Shaping the Law

Latham’s insurance lawyers not only read polices; they write them. And they not only apply the law of insurance; they make it — across the jurisdictions and the spectrum of first-and third-party insurance issues. Dozens of reported insurance decisions reflect Latham’s involvement in, and influence on, the insurance field during the past three decades.

Deep Experience and Team Play

Latham’s coverage lawyers have assisted clients in negotiating trillions of dollars in coverage, and in obtaining billions of dollars in contested recoveries through litigation, arbitration, mediation, and negotiation in the United States and abroad. As members of a true “one-firm firm,” Latham’s lawyers use their collective experience to address each client’s issues. Latham’s coverage team also partners with brokers around the world to provide seamless professional counsel at each stage of the insurance process.

Recognized Expertise

Insurers and their lawyers, as well as judges, arbitrators, and mediators, know and respect Latham’s coverage lawyers, who are sought-after speakers and authors on a variety of insurance coverage issues.

Spanning the Insurance Field

The firm’s coverage lawyers possess a breadth of knowledge and skill in the major property and casualty insurance lines, as well as in many specialty coverage areas, including:

Awards & Rankings

  • Latham Earns Honors for Top Defense Verdict and Top Appellate Reversal in California - February 09, 2021
  • Two Partners Among “Top 40 Under 40” in California - April 17, 2017
  • Litigation Teams Commended for Innovative Case Strategies - December 12, 2016
  • Litigators Honored in Two Landmark Cases - December 06, 2016
  • Firm Named a “Litigation Powerhouse” in Inaugural Competition - August 08, 2016

Latham is “highly regarded for its capabilities in achieving substantial recovery amounts on behalf of policyholders” and “has contributed to significant and precedent-setting decisions.”

– Chambers USA 2020

Media Coverage

Top Verdicts: Montrose Chemical Corporation of California v. Superior Court of Los AngelesInsurance MVPs: John Wilson & Brook RobertsTop 40 Under 40: John M. Wilson


Latham Advises Mercuria in its CNG Fueling Network Joint Venture with Chevron U.S.A.Latham & Watkins Advises Global Infrastructure Partners in Acquisition of Saavi Energía from Actis Latham & Watkins Advises Clovis Point Capital in Sale of CPaT Global, LLC

Thought Leadership

Private Equity Buyers Poised to Reap W&I Insurance Benefits First Circuit Liberalizes Tax Deductibility Standard of False Claims Act SettlementsCalifornia Supreme Court Defines Scope of Advertising Injury Coverage

Webcasts & Podcasts

Return to Work: Preparing for the Future Amid COVID-19General Counsel ForumKeeping Tabs on the PTAB