Irwin Goldbloom

Retired Partner

Irwin Goldbloom, a former Chairman of the Litigation Department in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, retired from the partnership in December 1994. His practice focused primarily on general litigation matters and government contracts litigation. He has substantial expertise in general civil cases involving securities, banking and financial institutions, antitrust and commercial disputes. Mr. Goldbloom has a particular expertise in handling major complex litigations.

Over the course of his career, he has led and participated in trial teams in multiparty antitrust, commercial, legal malpractice, environmental, administrative law and government contract cases. Mr. Goldbloom has been principal counsel on numerous cases tried before federal district courts, the Claims Court and various federal administrative agencies. He has briefed and argued cases before the Supreme Court and various federal appellate courts. He has represented parties involved in Congressional investigations and has testified before Congressional committees.

At the time of his retirement, Mr. Goldbloom was a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association. At the time of his retirement, he was admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and in New York. He has served as a court-appointed Special Master and mediator for the District of Columbia courts and has been an arbitrator in private disputes. Prior to becoming a partner at Latham & Watkins in 1978, he was a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice.


  • LLB, Syracuse University College of Law, 1958
  • BA, Syracuse University, 1955