Latham Named “Government Contracts Group of the Year”

January 14, 2016
The firm’s multiple victories in False Claims Act cases and ability to integrate a wealth of resources are highlighted by Law360.

Recognized for major appellate wins against False Claims Act suits and a victory over a patent used in work for federal agencies in 2015, Law360 has named Latham’s Government Contracts Practice Group a “Government Contracts Group of the Year.”

“One of the distinctives of Latham's government contracts practice is our ability to tap into the expertise of other practices that overlap with ours,” David Hazelton, partner and chair of the government contracts practice, told Law360, pointing to the 100-plus attorneys in Latham's broader aerospace and defense and government services industry group and the ability to handle cases on its own where other firms might have to seek help.

Law360 recognized Latham’s unique ability to work together, tackling challenging cases “as an integrated whole.”

“We are able to bring to these cases a combined team that works together and is able to cohesively address both the government contracts pieces of the issues and the patent/IP pieces of the issues to put together the most effective defense, or offense,” Larry Gotts, intellectual property partner, told Law360.