Lindsey Sugimoto is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins, a member of the Litigation & Trial Department, and a member of the firm’s Diversity Leadership Committee.

Ms. Sugimoto received her JD in 2019 from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she received the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law and the Prosser Prize in Business Associations. While at Berkeley, she was a member of the Moot Court team and an editor for the Asian American Law Journal and the Berkeley Business Law Journal. Upon graduation, Ms. Sugimoto was elected to the Order of the Coif.

Prior to joining Latham full-time, Ms. Sugimoto was a summer associate in the Los Angeles office. She also interned for a semester at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Ms. Sugimoto is active in the firm’s pro bono program and serves as the pro bono co-liaison for Bet Tzedek Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm in Los Angeles.

Thought Leadership

  • “Supreme Court to Review SEC's Authority to Seek Disgorgement,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (November 2019)

Ms. Sugimoto’s representative experience includes:

  • A chess company and its executive in a widely publicized defamation and antitrust lawsuit with damages exceeding US$100 million and centered around a chess “cheating” scandal that has garnered considerable attention across the globe
  • A group of underwriter banks in a securities matter where the United States Supreme Court granted the petition for writ of certiorari
  • A COO of one of the largest publicly traded trucking companies in criminal and Securities and Exchange Commission cases asserting charges for securities fraud and conspiracy and private civil stockholder litigation
  • A data storage public company in a complete dismissal of state and federal securities class actions relating to one of the largest IPOs of 2017
  • Bank creditors in one of the largest bankruptcy proceedings during COVID-19
  • A well-known hair care products manufacturer in successfully defending against injunction proceedings
  • A social-media company in various state cases and arbitrations involving breach of contract and fraud and counseling the same company in various other legal matters

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2019
    Order of the Coif
  • BA/BS, University of Southern California, 2014
    magna cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English