Alexandra Highsmith is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department.

Ms. Highsmith advises clients on government and internal investigations, enforcement actions, complex litigation, and professional liability matters. She also maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing incarcerated individuals in connection with compassionate release petitions and serving as guardian ad litem in family law matters.

Ms. Highsmith previously served as a law clerk to Judge Peter J. Messitte of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She received her law degree from the University of Southern California, where she was a Finalist in the Hale Moot Court Competition, a member of USC’s National Moot Court Team, and Advocacy Vice Chair of the Hale Moot Court Honors Board. During law school, Ms. Highsmith was a summer associate at Latham and an intern at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia in the Cyber Crime Section.

Prior to law school, Ms. Highsmith worked as a certified public accountant in the audit practice of an international accounting firm.

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • District of Columbia


  • JD, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2019
  • Master of Accounting, University of Southern California, 2013
  • BS in Business Administration, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2012