John Niemeyer represents policyholders in complex insurance coverage and bad faith disputes across various industries and counsels clients on insurance coverage strategies.

Mr. Niemeyer represents market leaders and Fortune 500 companies on a full spectrum of insurance coverage issues, including:

  • Insurance coverage and bad faith disputes involving environmental, property, investment, and professional liability matters
  • High-stakes mediations and litigation in state and federal courts
  • Securing coverage under commercial general liability, commercial property and business interruption, product recall, professional liability, errors and omissions and directors and officers (D&O) liability policies
  • Advising clients on insurance-related aspects of corporate transactions and post-restructuring
  • Strategic management of insurance portfolios, with a primary focus on evaluating D&O policies and negotiating improvements to policy language

Mr. Niemeyer has also represented clients on infrastructure and development projects, land use litigation, and environmental litigation.

He maintains an active pro bono practice representing clients in federal civil rights litigation, nonprofit organizations in complex insurance disputes and efforts to obtain CEQA entitlements.

Mr. Niemeyer serves as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Niemeyer worked in Uganda, helping the High Court of Uganda clear judicial backlogs in post-conflict zones and obtaining the first conviction under Uganda’s Anti-Human Trafficking Act.

While in law school, Mr. Niemeyer served as the note and comment editor for the Pepperdine Law Review and was the Co-Chair of Pepperdine’s Interschool Moot Court team.

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2015
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • MA in Organizational Leadership, Eastern University, 2012
  • BA in Business Administration, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2007
    cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English
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February 10, 2021 Recognition

Top Verdicts: In Re: German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation

Latham’s success leading the joint defense effort that secured the complete dismissal, with prejudice, of all claims against our client BMW and several other German automakers in the so-called “Circle of Five” emissions conspiracy litigation was chosen among the Top Defense Verdicts of 2020.