Robin L. Gushman is a litigation associate in the Bay Area offices of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Gushman represents public and private companies in antitrust, complex commercial, and class action litigation across a range of industries including technology, entertainment, aerospace, and automotive. She has substantial trial experience, including conducting witness examinations and preparing experts and fact witnesses for testimony. Additionally, Ms. Gushman has led the drafting of numerous dispositive motions, represented clients at motion hearings, and managed all aspects of fact and expert discovery. Ms. Gushman also represents corporate clients in connection with DOJ and FTC antitrust investigations.

As part of her pro bono practice, Ms. Gushman represented a deported US military veteran in immigration proceedings, for whom she secured a pardon of a criminal conviction from the Governor of California. She also represents clients in asylum cases. 

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Gushman served as a law clerk to Judge Paul G. Gardephe of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

While at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, she was a notes and comments editor for the California Law Review and the senior annual review editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.

Before law school, Ms. Gushman was a paralegal specialist in the Securities and Commodities Task Force of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she managed the insider trading prosecution of hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam. 

Ms. Gushman’s representative experience includes advising:

  • Live Nation and Ticketmaster in multiple federal putative class action lawsuits alleging supracompetitive ticketing fees resulting from purported anticompetitive conduct
  • Live Nation and Ticketmaster in multiple federal putative class action lawsuits regarding ticket refund policies for events postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19; won motions to compel arbitration in all lawsuits
  • American Airlines in a federal trial, successfully defeating claims by a group of private plaintiffs that sought to unwind American Airlines and US Airways’ merger, garnering recognition as an American Lawyer Litigator of the Week runner-up
  • Reyes Holdings and Harbor Distributing in connection with antitrust claims brought in California state court by a craft brewer; obtained dismissal of all claims
  • Edeniq, Inc., a private ethanol technology company in defense of claims of breach of contract and fraud brought in California state court by a public corporation after a failed merger; secured summary judgment in Edeniq’s favor and an award of Edeniq’s attorney’s fees and costs
  • JELD-WEN, Inc. in a trade secret misappropriation case; secured a plaintiff’s verdict for JELD-WEN following a two-week federal court trial, in which the jury found that the defendant stole eight distinct trade secrets owned and used by JELD-WEN, and awarded US$1.2 million in damages
  • Oracle in a high-profile trial, in which Hewlett-Packard alleged that Oracle’s actions in halting software development for the Intel Itanium microprocessor violated contract and unfair competition laws

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2014
  • BA, Williams College, 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English