Mateo de la Torre is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. de la Torre advises on a broad range of civil disputes on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, as well as defendants in criminal cases. He has represented clients in state and federal courts, along with alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Mr. de la Torre also maintains an active pro bono practice and has successfully represented indigent defendants facing serious criminal charges.

Before joining Latham, Mr. de la Torre was an associate at a global litigation firm. He also completed two federal clerkships, first for Judge Stephanie D. Thacker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and then for Judge Katherine Polk Failla of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. de la Torre graduated from Cornell Law School, where he was elected editor-in-chief of the Cornell Law Review and selected to serve as a Lawyering Program Honors Fellow. He also served as a board member of the Latino American Law Student Association. 

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • New York


  • JD, Cornell Law School, 2016
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research
  • BA, Northern Arizona University, 2012