Cyerra McGowan is an associate in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. McGowan joined the firm in 2021 after graduating with Latin Honors from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Prior to joining Latham, Ms. McGowan was a summer associate and a 1L diversity fellow in the firm’s Chicago office. Prior to attending law school, Ms. McGowan worked in the private sector in various human resources generalist and specialist roles.

While in law school, she served in leadership roles for the Black Law Students Association, Moot Court Society, and Student Bar Association. Ms. McGowan currently serves on the Young Alumni Leadership Council for Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and the NextGen Council for the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 2021
  • BS in Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 2016