Andrew Diachenko is an associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Diachenko is a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice and Litigation & Trial Department. He advises clients on government and internal investigations, and government-facing litigation. Mr. Diachenko has particular experience representing global technology companies.

Mr. Diachenko has advised Fortune 500 corporations in response to whistleblower complaints involving potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Recently, his representation of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), in response to a government indictment seeking as much as US$8 billion for trade secret theft and economic espionage, culminated in a plea agreement for a lesser count and a US$60 million fine. Mr. Diachenko has also advised global technology companies faced with other sensitive matters, including responding to Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs) and investigating executive misconduct.

Mr. Diachenko maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily representing clients in asylum matters.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Diachenko was a summer associate in the San Francisco office. While attending law school at the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Diachenko served as a judicial extern to Judge Cynthia Bashant of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2018
    Order of the Coif
  • BA in History, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014
    cum laude, College Honors

Languages Spoken

  • English