Alexander Epstein is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice.

Mr. Epstein represents companies in antitrust disputes and other forms of complex commercial litigation, including class actions. His representative matters have spanned both an array of industries—e.g., consumer goods, technology, entertainment, and agriculture—and the complete lifecycle of litigation, from the filing of the complaint through trial and appeal. Mr. Epstein has drafted, and won, numerous motions in federal and state court, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, motions to compel arbitration, trial briefs, and various types of discovery motions. Mr. Epstein has also managed all aspects of fact and expert discovery.

As part of his pro bono practice, Mr. Epstein has represented individuals in federal criminal cases, immigration matters, and debt-related disputes in the bail-bonds industry.

Mr. Epstein has also served on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and currently serves on the firm’s Associates Committee.  

Before joining the firm, Mr. Epstein clerked for Judge Diana Saldaña of the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Mr. Epstein received his JD from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.  During law school, he was an editor for the California Law Review. He also externed for Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the US District Court for the Northern District of California and Justice Sandra Margulies of the California Court of Appeal, First District.

Mr. Epstein’s experience includes representing:

  • Live Nation and Ticketmaster in a series of purported class action lawsuits brought under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act regarding secondary ticket sales and allegedly supracompetitive ticketing fees
  • Oracle Corporation in a three-week federal jury trial against Hewlett Packard Enterprise, resulting in a unanimous US$30 million verdict for Oracle
  • StarKist and Dongwon Industries in multiple alleged price-fixing cases: (1) a federal multidistrict litigation, involving three class actions and dozens of direct action claims; (2) a criminal action brought by the US Department of Justice; and (3) a related lawsuit filed by the State of Washington
  • A multinational provider of freelance talent (from software developers to finance experts) in a tort and breach-of-contract case in Nevada state court
  • A leading agriculture company in a federal criminal investigation regarding alleged no-poach agreements
  • An individual, on a pro bono basis, against one of the largest bail bond companies in the United States, securing complete relief of the individual’s debt and reimbursement of funds already paid
  • Two individuals, on a pro bono basis, in connection with two separate criminal matters in the Northern District of California

Bar Qualification

  • California

Education

  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2017
  • BA in Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish