Keith Williams is an associate in the Century City office of Latham & Watkins, and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department.

Mr. Williams represents public and private corporations in antitrust, complex commercial, and class action litigation across a wide range of industries, including technology, entertainment, and retail. Mr. Williams has advised clients in both state and federal court on all aspects of complex litigation, including major motion practice, fact and expert discovery, trial, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution. He has been involved in "bet-the-company" type cases, and also has experience conducting internal investigations and advising on regulatory issues.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Williams served as a law clerk to Judge Damon J. Keith of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Additionally, he served as a law clerk to Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Mr. Williams received his JD in 2016 from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he was an executive board member of the Berkeley Business Law Journal. He was also a judicial extern for Judge Susan Y. Illston of the US District Court for the Northern District of California.

Mr. Williams received his BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

Mr. Williams’ experience includes advising and representing:


  • One of the world's largest technology companies in multiple putative antitrust class actions in the payments, cryptocurrency, and cloud technology industries
  • StarKist Co. in multidistrict litigation consolidated in the US District Court for the Southern District of California. Plaintiffs are several large grocery stores, as well as putative nationwide classes of direct or indirect purchasers of packaged seafood products who allege StarKist conspired with other packaged seafood products producers to fix the prices for packaged seafood products and assert violations of Section 1 of the Sherman Act and various state antitrust and consumer protection laws

Complex Commercial Litigation

  • International music icon in ongoing defense and maintenance of intellectual property portfolio worldwide, and numerous civil cases involving a wide variety of alleged claims
  • Leading plant-based meat company in a long-running trade secret dispute with co-manufacturer; resolved favorably at trial
  • The world's largest food and beverage company in an M&A earnout dispute proceeding in Delaware Chancery Court
  • A pharmaceutical company in a complex trade libel case against a rival
  • A fashion company in an alleged employment discrimination dispute
  • A technology company in a dispute regarding royalty payments over software licensing

Regulatory Counseling and Restructuring Proceedings

  • One of the world’s largest social media companies in a regulatory investigation by the Federal Trade Commission
  • One of the world’s largest technology companies on COVID-19 retail and supply chain issues
  • A fashion company in debtor-side bankruptcy proceedings
  • A telecommunications company in debtor-side bankruptcy proceedings

Pro Bono

  • A class action challenge to the denial of refugee status to Iranian nationals under the Lautenberg-Specter Program, which allows persecuted religious minorities to apply for resettlement in the United States; resolved favorably at settlement
  • Counseling the Williams Institute on criminal HIV laws

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, 2016
  • BS, University of Southern California, 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English