Carly Grimes



Carly Grimes is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Grimes represents clients in civil litigation. Ms. Grimes also maintains an active pro bono practice, including pursuing Title VII claims for discrimination based on national origin, litigating constitutional claims on behalf of an incarcerated client, representing an individual seeking asylum, and assisting survivors of domestic violence in navigating court processes.

Ms. Grimes served as a law clerk to Judge David Hamilton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Ms. Grimes received her law degree from Stanford Law School, where she was on the board of the Stanford Law Review and oversaw the law review’s online arm. Additionally, she participated in Stanford Law School’s Criminal Defense Clinic, appearing in court to represent clients in Fourth Amendment matters. Ms. Grimes received the Judge Thelton E. Henderson Prize for Outstanding Performance in her clinic work. She also received the Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. Award for Outstanding Performance in Federal Litigation.

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • District of Columbia


  • JD, Stanford Law School, 2021
    Pro Bono Distinction
  • BA in Cognitive Science & Politics, Pomona College, 2018
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa