Clarissa Lu is an associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm's Litigation & Trial Department.

Ms. Lu represents major domestic and international companies in the technology and financial services sectors in a variety of matters, including:

  • Antitrust merger reviews
  • Contract disputes
  • Government investigations
  • Internal investigations
  • Professional liability litigation
  • Securities class action

In her pro bono practice, Ms. Lu represents a client in asylum and work visa related matters.

While attending law school at Harvard, Ms. Lu worked as a summer judicial extern for Judge Gail Ruderman Feuer in the General Civil Department of Los Angeles Superior Court.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Lu worked as an auditor at Ernst & Young, LLP in San Francisco.


Ms. Lu’s experience includes representing:

  • Intuit in obtaining antitrust clearance for the US$7.1 billion acquisition of Credit Karma
  • Postmates in obtaining antitrust clearance for the US$2.65 billion acquisition by Uber
  • United Microelectronics Corporation in response to a government indictment for trade secret theft and economic espionage, culminating in a plea agreement for a lesser count and a reduced fine
  • A Big Four accounting firm in connection with civil litigation arising from the receivership of Direct Lending Investments
  • A healthcare technology company in connection with internal investigation relating to accounting irregularities


Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2019
  • BA/BS in Psychology & Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley, 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)