Latham litigators earn three recognitions across practices including wins on behalf of clients Sorrento Therapeutics, Eargo, and Driftwood LNG.
Matthew Walch, a litigation partner in the Chicago office, represents clients in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation.
Mr. Walch represents Fortune 500 companies and leading organizations in litigation related to:
- Complex commercial disputes
- Intellectual property
- Unfair competition
He draws on over 25 years of experience litigating matters to successful resolution in federal and state courts and before US and international arbitration panels. He regularly resolves litigation through both interlocutory and dispositive motion practice as well as at trial.
Complementing his litigation work, Mr. Walch routinely counsels clients to develop strategies and processes to prevent litigation, especially in the areas of intellectual property, and related restrictive covenant employment issues. In 2020, the World Trademark Review 1000 recognized Mr. Walch as “[e]xperienced throughout all phases of litigation, including trial” and an “anchor” of the firm’s unfair competition practice.
Mr. Walch also manages trademark and copyright prosecution and licensing efforts throughout the world and regularly negotiates with owners and collective management organizations regarding copyright and licensing matters.
Mr. Walch is admitted to practice in the US Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals for the Second, Third and Seventh Circuits, and US District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois, Western District of Wisconsin, Eastern District of Michigan, and District of Colorado.
Mr. Walch frequently writes and speaks on IP issues.
Mr. Walch is a Past President of the Richard Linn American Inn of Court, an American Inn of Court consisting of over 160 Chicago-area judges, in-house and outside counsel, academics, and students focused on intellectual property law. He received the 2017 Linn Inn Alliance Distinguished Service Medal for his contributions to the American Inns of Court movement. Mr. Walch is also a member of the Intellectual Property section of the American Bar Association and the International Trademark Association.
As part of the firm’s commitment to the community, Mr. Walch works with Lawyers for the Creative Arts, the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic of Chicago, and their clients on a pro bono basis. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Prevent Child Abuse America and the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services.