Nathan Saper is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department.

Mr. Saper’s practice focuses on securities and complex business litigation, defense against white collar criminal and regulatory actions, and internal investigations.

Mr. Saper received his JD from the Northwestern University School of Law. Before attending law school, Mr. Saper obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations from the University of Southern California; and his Master of Arts from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, where he researched pricing interrelationships in Asian commodity markets.

Mr. Saper has experience across a broad range of civil, criminal and regulatory matters, including:

  • Defending companies and individuals against actions pursued by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Food and Drug Administration and state attorneys general
  • Conducting internal investigations into alleged violations of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering laws
  • Defending a technology company against allegations of securities fraud in connection with the bankruptcy of a former supplier
  • Representing Avago Technologies in connection with lawsuits challenging its US$37 billion acquisition of Broadcom Corporation 
  • Successfully defending Hudson Pacific Properties against a stockholder suit seeking to enjoin its US$3.5 billion acquisition of properties from the Blackstone Group, in a case that was named one of the top verdicts of 2015 by The Daily Journal
  • Defending officers of a manufacturer of electric vehicle batteries against securities fraud claims

Additionally, Mr. Saper is active in the firm’s pro bono program, and has undertaken matters in association with the Alliance for Children’s Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, Bet Tzedek, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles, and Public Counsel. He is also a co-author of Chapter 17, “Provisional Remedies,” in Business & Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, 3rd Ed.

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 2013
  • MA, Waseda University, 2009
  • BA, University of Southern California, 2007