Prominent Trial Lawyers Join Latham on East and West Coasts

Andrew Clubok and Elizabeth Deeley bring a wealth of national and international experience across practices in the technology, banking and financial industries.

December 19, 2017

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Andrew Clubok and Elizabeth Deeley have joined the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department. Both Clubok, who will practice in Washington, D.C. and New York, and Deeley, who will practice in San Francisco, are leading lawyers in complex commercial litigation matters with substantial trial experience. Their clients have included key players in the financial services and technology sectors, among others, and both regularly advise clients on disputes in the U.S. and overseas.

Jamie Wine, Global Chair of Latham’s Litigation & Trial Department, said: “Andy and Beth are fantastic additions to the talented team of trial lawyers and litigators at Latham & Watkins. They join battle-tested colleagues with vast experience handling the most complex, tough and novel legal challenges that face corporations and executives today. I’m thrilled to welcome them both to the firm.”

Clubok will be a Co-chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation & Professional Liability Practice and also will be a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Practice. He has diverse national and international experience in trial, appellate and administrative litigation in a wide range of substantive areas including securities law, tax, environmental, telecommunications, restructuring and commercial litigation. He is a go-to trial lawyer for some of the world's biggest brands and has tried cases and/or obtained dismissals on behalf of financial institutions, automobile manufacturers, telecommunication providers, internet companies, pharmaceutical companies, and others in dozens of securities class actions, shareholder derivative lawsuits, arbitrations, toxic tort actions, commercial disputes, and tax controversies.

Michael Egge, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C., added: “Andy is a great addition to our team of strategic litigators and boardroom advisors. His mix of experience nicely complements our practice in the United States and globally, and he will play a key role in further establishing the practice as the preeminent trial team for bet-the-company mandates.”

“I am delighted to join Latham’s talented team of lawyers. The global group is unmatched in experience, acuity, judgment and ability to effectively resolve the most complex disputes,” Clubok said. “The firm’s team-oriented approach provides the perfect platform for me to continue to focus on the best resolutions to meet my clients’ business needs.”

Deeley joins the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Practice. Her practice covers a broad range of business disputes, including fraud, consumer protection and unfair business practices, securities, antitrust, contract, trade secrets, privacy and other business torts. She is a seasoned trial lawyer with extensive experience defending companies in class actions and high-stakes lawsuits. She has represented top companies, officers and directors across a variety of industries, including technology, social-media, banking, finance, insurance, food and fitness. Deeley has tried cases before federal and state judges and juries as well as arbitrators with significant wins for defendants and plaintiffs.

Kirt Switzer, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in San Francisco, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Beth to our San Francisco office. She is a talented litigator with particular legal skill in complex technology disputes. Her skills align perfectly to the needs of companies in our innovative community, particularly as they grow and are faced with ever more complex and high-stakes legal challenges.”

“I am happy to be a part of Latham’s fantastic trial team.” Deeley said. “I was particularly attracted to Latham’s approach: by bringing together powerhouse trial lawyers and the best multidisciplinary legal talent, the firm excels at deriving the best possible solutions for clients.”

Clubok and Deeley join Latham from Kirkland & Ellis. They are the latest in a string of top-notch lawyers who have joined Latham’s Litigation & Trial Department in the last year. That list includes Eric Leon, Nicholas McQuaid, and Joseph Serino in New York; Steven Croley and Kevin Wheeler in Washington, D.C.; Leslie R. Caldwell and Michael Rubin in San Francisco; Terra Reynolds in Chicago; Martin Davies and Ian Felstead in London; and Joshua Hamilton and Thomas Nolan in Los Angeles.

Clubok received his law degree with honors from the University of Michigan Law School in 1993 and his A.B., also with honors, from Harvard in 1990. Following law school, Clubok clerked for Judge Frank J. Battisti for the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Ohio. He currently serves as a trustee of and has been a board member for the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.

Deeley received her law degree from The George Washington University in 1998, with honors, and her B.B.A., from the University of Georgia in 1992. Her past experience includes serving as Deputy City Attorney in the City of San Francisco from 2005 to 2007 and clerking for Judge Roger B. Andewelt on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

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Notes to Editors

1Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong and Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Jamie Wine, Global Chair, Litigation & Trial Department: +1.212.906.2904

Michael Egge, Washington, D.C. Office Managing Partner: +1.202.637.2285

Kirt Switzer, San Francisco Office Managing Partner: +1.415.395.8885

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