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Latham Grows Insurance Litigation Team in Los Angeles

June 1, 2021
Kirsten Jackson brings deep experience in insurance-related matters as well as business and contractual disputes.

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Kirsten Jackson has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department and as a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice. Jackson brings significant experience litigating a variety of business and contractual disputes, with a focus on insurance matters.

“With her broad litigation skillset, Kirsten will be a powerful advocate for clients navigating an array of insurance-related and other commercial disputes,” said Michele Johnson, Global Chair of the Litigation & Trial Department. “She has a reputation for delivering pragmatic and thoughtful guidance, with an unwavering focus on advancing clients’ business goals.”

Jackson regularly represents clients in a variety of business and contractual disputes, commercial general liability, business interruption, directors’ and officers’ liability, cyber liability, professional liability, and property insurance, as well as captive insurance and reinsurance.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kirsten to the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice in Los Angeles. A gifted and accomplished advisor, she is highly regarded in both the local and national market. Her arrival is a tremendous boon for our clients who are facing high-stakes insurance matters,” said Larry Seymour, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles.

David Barrett, Global Chair of Latham’s Insurance Counseling & Recovery Practice, added, “From the COVID-19 pandemic to continued economic fluctuations being felt around the globe, there is a confluence of market forces driving an increase in insurance claims-related litigation. Kirsten’s extensive experience in this specialized area of law, particularly her deep knowledge of policyholder-related matters, is a strong complement to the skillsets our litigators bring to bear every day for our clients as we help them successfully navigate their most challenging disputes.”

“I’m honored to be joining an exceptional team that offers unparalleled coverage, experience, and client service,” said Jackson. “I was especially drawn to Latham because the firm’s robust Insurance Counseling & Recovery Practice is synergetic with my work. I look forward to collaborating with colleagues across teams and offices on a range of important client mandates.”

Jackson joins Latham from Kasowitz Benson Torres in Los Angeles. She received her JD from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and the editor of the Columbia Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University.

About Latham & Watkins 

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

1 Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Firm of Salman M. Al-Sudairi, a limited liability company, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 


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