Anne Malinee is a member of Latham & Watkins’ Litigation & Trial Department, focusing on complex commercial litigation and trial work.

Ms. Malinee represents private equity firms, public companies, and individuals in complex, high-stakes civil disputes in federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings. She has experience managing all stages of complex civil litigation, including multiple trials.

Ms. Malinee has litigated disputes in forums across the country involving claims of:

  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud
  • Copyright infringement
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Violation of restrictive covenants
  • Unfair competition 
  • Trademark infringement
  • Equitable claims

While attending law school, Ms. Malinee was an articles editor of The Journal of Law and Politics and winner of the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. After law school, Ms. Malinee served as a law clerk to Judge Julia Smith Gibbons, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Ms. Malinee’s experience includes:

  • Trial counsel for The Carlyle Group, one of its investment funds, and individual fund executives in AAA arbitration and state-court litigation brought by a municipality seeking more than US$600 million. After more than six years of litigation, a two-week arbitration hearing resulted in a complete defense victory. The American Lawyer recognized Ms. Malinee and her colleagues as litigator-of-the-week runners-up* 
  • Trial counsel for a global defense contractor in multiple commercial arbitrations before AAA panels, with alleged damages ranging from US$18 million to more than US$1 billion*
  • Trial counsel for two bankers in a FINRA arbitration involving allegations of trade secret misappropriation and violation of restrictive covenants*
  • Representation of CoStar Group, an international commercial real estate data firm, in federal court bringing claims against competitor for mass copyright-infringement and violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • Representation of British Petroleum in multi-district litigation proceedings arising out of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill*
  • Representation of a publicly traded company in federal court defending a claim that its newly adopted corporate name infringes the trademark rights of another party*
  • Representation of the president of a reinsurance company in DOJ and SEC investigations and related civil litigations*
  • Pro bono trial counsel for a defendant in a jury trial in Maryland state court involving felony theft charges, winning a motion for judgment of acquittal*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law
    Order of the Coif
  • BA in History & Political Science, Vanderbilt University
    summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa