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 represents clients in a variety of high-stakes matters, including prosecution and defense of large-scale commercial disputes. 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 numerous 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 primary practice groups include Entertainment, Sports & Media and Complex Commercial Litigation.

Mr. Medina’s recent representations include:

Complex Commercial Litigation and Trials

  • A producer of plant-based meat substitutes 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 the 2017 and 2018 Northern California wildfires

Entertainment, Sports, and Media

  • 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

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
  • A Colombia-based big four accounting firm in an investigation by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Bar Qualification

  • California

Education

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish