Robert Medina is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department. Mr. Medina’s primary practice groups include Entertainment, Sports & Media and Complex Commercial Litigation.

Mr. Medina has significant experience in all aspects of civil litigation at the trial and appellate level, including arguing motions, drafting and defending against motions, taking depositions, managing large-scale document productions, assisting with fact discovery, and preparing for trial. Mr. Medina has also conducted internal investigations and represented clients in government regulatory actions. Mr. Medina maintains an active and dedicated pro bono practice, focusing on immigration and homelessness.

Mr. Medina received his JD from Stanford Law School, graduating with pro bono distinction. Mr. Medina served as the professional development chair of the Stanford Latino Law Students Association and as the Diversity & Inclusion co-chair of the Stanford Law Association.

Mr. Medina’s experience includes advising:

Entertainment, Sports, and Media

  • A mixed martial arts promoter in a monopsony class action
  • A chess company in a defamation and antitrust suit 
  • A major film producer and distributor in tort litigation
  • A talent and literary agency in an employment, tort, and contract action
  • An NHL team in an arbitration before the NHL Commissioner arising out of an employment dispute with the team’s former general manager

Complex Commercial Litigation and Trials

  • The liquidators of a prominent crypto hedge fund with billions of dollars in assets previously under management
  • A public affairs company in a highly publicized dispute with former partners
  • A leading plant-based meat company in a trade secret and contract dispute with its former co-manufacturer
  • A semiconductor developer in a proof of claim dispute
  • An energy provider in securities and derivative lawsuits related to California wildfires

White Collar Defense and Investigations

  • A London-based reinsurance broker in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation by the Department of Justice
  • A health care software developer in a False Claims Act investigation by the Department of Justice
  • An accounting firm in an investigation by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Stanford Law School, 2019
  • BA in Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2016
    summa cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish