Caroline Pizano is a litigation and trial associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice.

Ms. Pizano (née Fish) represents clients in arbitrations and complex commercial litigation matters, including multi-jurisdictional and cross-border disputes. Ms. Pizano practices in both state and federal court, where she manages cases at all stages of litigation, from early fact investigation, motion practice, and discovery to mediations, hearings, and trials.

Ms. Pizano maintains an active pro bono practice representing survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking in a wide range of matters, including immigration and criminal record clearing cases.

Ms. Pizano is admitted to the bar of New York and the District of Columbia and admitted to practice before the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Pizano clerked for Judge Colleen McMahon in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York and was a litigation associate at another leading global law firm.

Ms. Pizano earned her JD magna cum laude from St. John’s University School of Law, where she served as a member of the St. John’s Law Review and an executive articles editor of the New York International Law Review.

Ms. Pizano serves on the Executive Committee of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, St. John's University School of Law, 2018
    magna cum laude
  • MSW in International Development & Global Issues, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014
  • BA in Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2011
    with highest distinction

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French