Morgan E. Whitworth is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation & Professional Liability Practice.

Mr. Whitworth represents publicly traded companies and their senior officers and directors, as well as accounting and other professional services firms, in securities and class action litigation, corporate governance litigation, complex commercial litigation, and SEC and other regulatory investigations. He has significant experience defending large technology companies in complex securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits.

Mr. Whitworth also has experience representing companies in consumer class actions, appeals, internal investigations, and in a multi-billion dollar international arbitration matter.

Mr. Whitworth maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in federal civil rights litigation, immigration matters, and proceedings before the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Whitworth clerked for Judge Anne C. Conway of the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

While at the Duke University School of Law, Mr. Whitworth was an articles editor of the Alaska Law Review and interned with the Enforcement Division of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mr. Whitworth has represented several global companies and their directors and officers in federal securities class actions and derivative suits. These companies span numerous industries, including semiconductors, life sciences, consumer electronics, and real estate.

Mr. Whitworth's securities litigation experience includes representing:

  • Apple in a securities class action in the District of New Hampshire
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and its officers and directors, in a securities class action and various shareholder derivative litigation matters in the Northern District of California, California state court, and the Ninth Circuit
  • Impax Laboratories (n/k/a Amneal Pharmaceuticals) in a securities class action in the Northern District of California and the Ninth Circuit
  • A global investment fund in a securities class action in the Northern District of California
  • The independent directors of a publicly traded software company in shareholder litigation in Delaware Chancery Court arising out of the company’s merger with another software company
  • A publicly traded real estate investment trust in a securities class action in the Middle District of Tennessee

Bar Qualification

  • California

Education

  • JD, Duke University School of Law, 2012
    cum laude
  • AB, Brown University, 2009