Our runners-up this week are highlighted by a Latham team who landed a US$1.8 billion settlement for electric vehicle battery maker LG Energy Solution in a trade secrets showdown, a settlement that was praised by the White House.
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.