An integrated approach to service and its work for emerging and public companies, venture capital and private equity firms, investment and commercial banks, and financial services firms are cornerstones of Latham’s practice.

Silicon Valley

The Silicon Valley office offers clients the vast resources only a global firm can provide, while serving as the hub of the Emerging Company Practice and offering extensive knowledge of regional and industry-specific issues.

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Since opening in 1997, lawyers in Latham & Watkins’ Silicon Valley office have provided the region’s businesses with sophisticated legal services by drawing on Latham’s deep strength and internationally recognized expertise.

Today, the Silicon Valley office is one of the largest in the area and one of the few firms in Silicon Valley regularly advising companies in all stages of growth across the myriad business and legal issues that they face every day, from startup formation and capital raising to complex cross-border merger and acquisitions, technology transactions, and high-stakes litigation for multinational corporations.

A Market-Leading Combination of Transactional and Trial Expertise

The lawyers in Latham's Silicon Valley office provide day-to-day corporate and strategic advice to companies at all stages of growth.

Trial lawyers in the Silicon Valley office handle a variety of civil business disputes at both the federal and state level, with a focus on intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, and securities litigation. These lawyers provide in-depth counseling and extensive experience in litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and internal investigations to plaintiffs and defendants, focusing on high-stakes disputes and cutting-edge legal issues.

The Silicon Valley office’s clients come from a variety of different industries, from biotechnology, broadband, and social networking, to software and wireless and mobile. Other key industries include:

Awards & Rankings

Latham’s Silicon Valley lawyers have received several high-profile awards, including:

  • “Six Partners Honored as 2018 Rising Stars” by Law360 in 2018
  • “Latham Named Technology Group of the Year” by Law360 in 2018
  • “Two Bay Area Partners Honored as Top Women Lawyers” by the Daily Journal in 2018
  • “Latham Named a Private Equity Practice Group of the Year” by Law360 in 2018
  • “Latham Honored as Capital Markets Practice Group of the Year” by Law360 in 2018
  • “Corporate Team Again Earns Top Honors in California” by The Recorder in 2017
  • “Firm Honored Among California’s 2017 Litigation Departments of the Year” by The Recorder in 2017
  • “Three Partners Named Top IP Lawyers in California” by The Daily Journal in 2017
  • “Corporate Partners Receive Emerging Leaders Award” by The M&A Advisor in 2017

The Silicon Valley office has made a strong commitment to serve the community. Its lawyers routinely handle a variety of pro bono matters in the areas of domestic violence, immigration, guardianship and consumer law, among others, in an effort to provide high-quality legal representation to individuals and organizations in the Bay Area who would not otherwise be able to afford them.

In 2008, the Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley awarded Latham & Watkins' Silicon Valley office its Foundation Award for work the firm's lawyers have done with clients in the Domestic Violence Limited Scope Representation Program.

In addition, for the past six years, Latham attorneys and professional staff in Silicon Valley have volunteered for the Reading Buddies program at the Beechwood School. Reading Buddies are pairs of readers, one student and one adult, who meet one day a week during the lunch hour to read and discuss a good book and work on reading skills.

 
 
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