Rachel Horn is an associate in the Bay Area offices of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Copyright and Intellectual Property Litigation Practices.

Ms. Horn represents technology and media companies in a variety of high-stakes intellectual property disputes, primarily involving copyright and trade secret claims. She is familiar with all stages of litigation, up to and including trial. Ms. Horn has extensive experience briefing dispositive motions, discovery disputes, evidentiary motions, and post-trial motions; taking and supporting fact and expert depositions; managing all aspects of discovery; and developing trial themes and narratives.

Ms. Horn graduated from Columbia Law School, where she earned the Carroll G. Harper Prize for achievement in intellectual property studies and writing. She was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts and the first-place winner of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s William C. Conner Writing Competition.

Before attending law school, Ms. Horn worked as a music journalist and editor.

Ms. Horn's experience includes representing:

  • An email security software provider in defense of trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement claims brought by a competitor
  • An internationally renowned medical device company as plaintiff in a software copyright infringement action involving groundbreaking laser eye surgery products, resulting in favorable nine-figure settlement agreement on the eve of trial
  • A leading social media company in defense of copyright infringement claims brought by a production music company
  • An aerospace startup company in defense of trade secret misappropriation claims filed by a former business partner
  • A social media platform in successful settlement of copyright infringement claims brought by a music rights administrator after partial summary judgment win

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Columbia University School of Law
  • AB in Comparative Study of Religion, Harvard University