The Latham team representing BMW won Litigation of the Year – Cartel Defence for securing a dismissal with prejudice from Judge Charles Breyer of the US District Court for the Northern District of California.
Alicia Jovais represents market-leading companies in all aspects of antitrust litigation and related counseling.
Ms. Jovais draws on extensive experience and her solutions-focused approach to devise actionable strategies for clients relating to:
- Consumer class actions
- Monopolization, conspiracy, and unfair competition claims
- Distribution policies
- Licensing disputes and other IP-related antitrust claims
- California state claims, including under the California Unfair Competition Law
- Arbitration-related matters
She helps multinational companies navigate the nuances inherent in complex antitrust litigation, and partners with clients to fully understand their commercial objectives.
Bringing a wealth of litigation experience to each matter, Ms. Jovais regularly conducts witness examinations and argues pre-trial matters in court. Her first-chair deposition experience includes deposing economic experts, fact witnesses, and corporate representatives.
Ms. Jovais maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on representing clients in asylum proceedings.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Jovais served as a law clerk to Judge Mary M. Schroeder of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
During law school, she was a judicial extern to Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero of the Northern District of California and a law clerk in the Civil Division of the US Attorney’s Office in San Francisco.