The fact that Latham “can offer the availability of being in a client’s hometown while also tapping into those international resources is part of Latham’s secret sauce.”
Law360 2014

San Diego

Worldwide, companies and investors seeking innovative solutions to their most complex challenges turn to the lawyers in Latham's San Diego office for their strategic thinking and experienced advice.

San Diego Office
Blending Local and Global

Since opening in 1980, lawyers in Latham’s San Diego office have drawn on the firm’s deep industry knowledge and internationally recognized expertise to provide innovative legal solutions and sound commercial advice to homegrown San Diego companies and multinational corporations.

Public and private companies at all stages of development, from start-up and emerging growth to mature public companies, turn to Latham for the firm's extensive industry expertise. Latham's San Diego lawyers also frequently represent venture funds, private equity investors and investment banks in transactions for companies in San Diego and around the globe.

The San Diego office regularly advises clients in the following industries:

Accomplishing Our Clients’ Goals Across Practices

The San Diego office's transactional lawyers work closely with clients throughout a company’s full life cycle and provide general corporate and strategic advice, including: 

  • Venture and debt financing, initial public offerings (IPOs), capital markets, corporate governance, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, strategic alliances and joint ventures, technology transactions, and benefits and compensation
Environment, Land & Resources
As part of one of the nation's largest and most accomplished environmental practices, the San Diego office's lawyers have been at the forefront of this burgeoning area for more than two decades handling a variety of issues, including:
  • Air quality regulation, chemical regulation, climate change, contaminated properties, environmental litigation, insurance coverage litigation, land use, natural resources damages, project siting and development, renewable energy, superfund and environmental remediation, toxic torts and water resources
The San Diego office's finance lawyers represent US and international developers, sponsors and lenders in complex and cross-border transactions around the globe on transactions including:
  • Private equity finance, real estate, project finance and secured finance and securitization
The San Diego litigators have a demonstrated ability to provide highly-sophisticated solutions to controversies in the following areas:
  • Intellectual property, healthcare fraud, insurance, product liability and mass torts, securities and professional liability, class action and white collar
Community Involvement

Our lawyers are deeply involved in the San Diego business community and actively participate in more than 40 industry, trade and charitable organizations including:

  • American Business Trial Lawyers 
  • American College of Trial Lawyers 
  • American Inns of Court
  • Athena
  • Association of Corporate Counsel 
  • Building Industry Association 
  • Casa Cornelia
  • CleanTECH San Diego
  • Corporate Directors Forum 
  • EvoNexus
  • Immigration Justice Project
  • Lawyers Club
  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego
  • Rady Children's Hospital
  • San Diego Economic Development Corporation 
  • San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association 
  • San Diego Venture Group
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • Urban Land Institute 
San Diego OFFICE
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  • San Diego, CA 92130
  • USA
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Meet San Diego Partner Chris Garrett

Latham's energy and infrastructure siting lawyers provide clients with strategic advice and detailed regulatory analysis on planning and environmental issues.

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