Christian Word is a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department of Latham & Watkins' Washington, D.C. office, a member of the Securities Litigation & Professional Liability Practice, and a member of the firm's Ethics Committee.

Mr. Word’s principal focus is on securities litigation, including:

  • Shareholder class actions
  • Derivative litigation
  • Corporate governance disputes

He represents major issuers, directors, officers, and other individuals in federal and state court, and in investigations by the SEC, the Department of Justice, and state governmental authorities concerning potential violations of the securities laws and corporate laws.

Mr. Word has published several articles on a wide range of securities law issues and is a frequent speaker on such topics.

Mr. Word also has significant experience conducting internal investigations of companies regarding their financial reporting, disclosures, and internal control procedures.

Mr. Word’s clients in these areas include the following companies and individuals employed by them:

  • Meta Platforms, Inc.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • HCA, Inc.
  • Fannie Mae
  • SandRidge Energy, Inc.
  • General Electric Company
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Oxy Inc.
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Blackhawk Networks
  • 2U, Inc.
  • Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
  • Xenia Hotels and Resorts, Inc.
  • Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Biglari Holdings
  • The Mills Corporation
  • Choice Hotels International
  • UBS AG
  • Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
  • Kratos Defense and Security Solutions
  • Bear Stearns
  • VERITAS Software Corporation
  • Northwestern Corporation
  • Shuffle Master, Inc.
  • Ernst & Young

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1997
  • BSBA, University of Missouri, 1993