Mikaela W. Gilbert-Lurie is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Litigation and Trial Department.

Ms. Gilbert-Lurie regularly defends companies in high-stakes commercial litigation, including regarding the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and federal securities laws, as well as business disputes for companies of all sizes.

In her white collar defense and investigations practice, Ms. Gilbert-Lurie represents organizations and individuals across a range of industries facing criminal and civil investigation by state and federal authorities. She also maintains an active pro bono practice, including the ongoing representation of a family seeking asylum.

Ms. Gilbert-Lurie previously clerked for the Honorable James V. Selna of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, as well as for the Honorable Barrington D. Parker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As a student at Harvard Law School, Ms. Gilbert-Lurie served as a member of the Board of Student Advisers and won best brief in the Ames Moot Court competition.

Ms. Gilbert-Lurie’s representative experience includes advising:

  • A large health insurer in government investigations and False Claims Act matters related to risk adjustment payments
  • A medical device manufacturer in an SEC investigation
  • A pharmaceutical company in a business dispute prior to and through a federal jury trial
  • A food product manufacturer in various matters alleging violations of federal and state competition laws, including class actions, in federal court

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Harvard University, 2020
  • BA in Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 2017
    magna cum laude