Chase Chesser is a litigation and trial associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice.

Mr. Chesser is a litigator focused primarily on complex business litigation at both the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts, as well as commercial and corporate disputes in arbitration. Mr. Chesser’s practice covers a broad range of matters, including commercial contracts, securities, accounting, copyrights and trademarks, and employment disputes.

He also maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing a client asserting 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims in federal district court and advocating for homeless persons in the Denver area.

Before joining Latham, Mr. Chesser clerked for the Honorable Judge Edward E. Carnes, of the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Chesser received his JD from The University of Alabama School of Law, graduating magna cum laude and a member of the Order of the Coif. While attending law school, Mr. Chesser served as editor in chief and was voted the Most Outstanding Member of the Alabama Law Review

Mr. Chesser’s recent experience includes the representation of:

  • DXC Technology, Co., in a major accounting arbitration against Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co. relating to the spin-off and merger of HPE’s enterprise IT services company. Result: After a two-week hearing, the Panel issued a unanimous award in DXC’s favor, denying all claims and defenses asserted by HPE and granting DXC US$667 million in damages.
  • An online education company in a claimant-side arbitration involving breach-of-contract and fraud claims. Result: During the course of the arbitration hearing, the client secured a favorable settlement that included a substantial monetary payment and injunctive relief. 

Bar Qualification

  • Alabama
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • JD, University of Alabama School of Law, 2016
  • BA in English Literature, Sewanee: The University of the South, 2009