Named “Litigation Department of the Year: Antitrust” for an unprecedented second year in a row by The Recorder, the California-based publication of The American Lawyer, in 2015.

San Francisco

2015 marks Latham & Watkins’ 25th year in the Bay Area. San Francisco’s team of experienced lawyers is dedicated to trying the most challenging cases and providing highly sophisticated legal and business advice to clients locally and across the globe.

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Lawyers from the San Francisco office provide a full complement of services to clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and have particular expertise in:

Latham’s lawyers handle the most complex litigations for company and individual clients across a variety of industries and in every conceivable forum. The firm also provides counsel on highly sophisticated corporate matters to market-leading public companies, commercial and investment banks, healthcare organizations and private equity firms. 

25 Years in the Bay Area

Latham is proud of our tradition of excellence in substance and in service to our clients and to the Bay Area community.  We are excited for what the next decades will bring and for the opportunity to continue our work alongside our remarkable clients and local community.


Awards & Rankings

Latham’s San Francisco lawyers have received several high-profile awards, including:

  • “Litigation Department of the Year: Antitrust” and “Litigation Department of the Year: White Collar” by The Recorder in 2015
  • “Top 20 Under 40” by the Daily Journal in 2015
  • “Top 10 M&A Deals in California” by the Daily Journal in 2014
  • “Forever Influential Women in Business” in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times in 2014
  • “Top 10 M&A Deals in California” by the Daily Journal in 2013
  • “40 Under 40" in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times in 2013
  • “Top Women Leaders in Tech Law” in California by The Recorder in 2013
  • "50 Lawyers on the Fast Track" in California by The Recorder in 2012
  • "Leading IP Litigation Practices" in Northern California by the Daily Journal in 2012

Latham & Watkins' San Francisco office has a long tradition of service to the community, and has donated approximately 42,280 pro bono hours since 2010, valued at approximately US$19.9 million.

Latham has long-standing relationships with several Bay Area public interest organizations, including:

  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel
  • Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
  • Legal Services for Children
  • Legal Services for Entrepreneurs

The office also has a strong relationship with Not For Sale, a Bay Area organization devoted to ending human trafficking and slavery, and continues to participate in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal Pro Bono Program and various California District Court referral panels.

In addition, the San Francisco office works with the All Stars Project (ASP), an organization focused on providing educational and performing arts opportunities for thousands of economically disadvantaged and minority young people. Working with ASP’s Development School for Youth, which connects inner-city young people with the business community through workshops and paid summer internships, the office hosts and provides leadership workshops for ASP participants, employs ASP interns, and takes part in an array of ASP events and fundraisers.