Alicia Jovais is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Jovais represents public and private companies in antitrust, complex commercial, and class action litigation across a range of industries including financial services, entertainment, automotive, real estate, and retail and consumer. She has led the drafting of numerous dispositive motions, managed all aspects of fact and expert discovery, and regularly counsels clients on case strategy. Ms. Jovais has represented clients at evidentiary and motion hearings and has substantial experience taking and defending depositions. In addition, she has significant trial experience, including conducting witness examinations and preparing experts for deposition and trial testimony.

Ms. Jovais maintains an active pro bono practice, focused on representing clients in asylum proceedings.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Jovais served as a law clerk to Judge Mary M. Schroeder of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

During law school, Ms. Jovais served as a judicial extern to Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero of the Northern District of California and as a law clerk in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in San Francisco. She was also a senior editor of the Hastings Law Journal and a member of the Hastings Moot Court Board.

Ms. Jovais’s experience includes representing:

  • A major global automobile manufacturer in antitrust litigation alleging a conspiracy to suppress innovation in the development of emissions technologies
  • A major global entertainment company in (i) a series of purported class action lawsuits alleging unfair competition related to secondary internet sales of concert and sporting event tickets, (ii) a purported antitrust class action alleging supracompetitive ticketing fees resulting from exclusive dealing agreements and other anticompetitive conduct, and (iii) litigation regarding ticket refund policies for events postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Oracle in a week-long federal jury trial, defending against claims of fraudulent misrepresentation brought by a former customer of business software
  • The National Association of Broadcasters in an industry-wide rate-setting proceeding involving claims of market power and the competing testimony of numerous expert economists
  • A real estate investment company charged with bid-rigging and mail fraud stemming from the purchase of property at foreclosure auctions
  • A major financial services company in monopolization counterclaims against a patent assertion entity
  • Honda in its antitrust affirmative defenses in ITC patent litigation
  • One of the largest propane suppliers in the United States in a purported class action alleging false advertising and unfair competition

Bar Qualification

  • California

Education

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2013
    summa cum laude
  • BA, Scripps College, 2009
    summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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February 10, 2021Recognition

Top Verdicts: In Re: German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation

Latham’s success leading the joint defense effort that secured the complete dismissal, with prejudice, of all claims against our client BMW and several other German automakers in the so-called “Circle of Five” emissions conspiracy litigation was chosen among the Top Defense Verdicts of 2020.