Laura Bladow is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Litigation & Trial Department.

Ms. Bladow represents corporate and individual clients in securities class actions and other complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts.

Ms. Bladow maintains an active pro bono practice advocating for the best interests of at-risk children in high-conflict custody cases as a court-appointed guardian ad litem.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Bladow served as a law clerk to Judge Carolyn B. McHugh of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Ms. Bladow graduated summa cum laude from William & Mary Law School, where she received the Lawrence W. I’Anson Award, the highest award given to a graduating student by the faculty. During law school, Ms. Bladow was the editor-in-chief of the William & Mary Law Review and participated in the school’s Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic. 

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • JD, William & Mary Law School, 2018
  • BA in International Affairs & Political Science, University of Colorado, 2012