Katherine Larkin-Wong is an associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm's Litigation & Trial Department where she focuses on antitrust and white collar litigation.
She represents clients on a full spectrum of competition issues, including: antitrust regulatory clearance of M&A transactions; civil and criminal cartel litigation; federal and state antitrust investigations; and other competition-related matters. Her experience includes the representation of global companies in cross-border transactions and foreign corporations facing litigation in the US.
Ms. Larkin-Wong is active in Latham’s pro bono efforts, where she has successfully represented clients in asylum, immigration and civil rights cases, and assisted institutional pro bono clients with the creation of compliance programs and policies.
Ms. Larkin-Wong has dedicated a substantial amount of her time towards worthy organizations including the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, Gender Equity Task Force and Commission on Women in the Profession. Most recently, she was an Advisor to the winning team in Diversity Lab’s Women in Law Hackathon, a collaboration of partners from 54 law firms to generate innovative ideas to enhance the retention and advancement of women in law firms. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Associates Committee, the First District Appellate Project and Ms. JD. From 2011-2016, Ms. Larkin-Wong was the second President of Ms. JD, a unique national nonprofit that supports aspiring and early-career women lawyers.
Ms. Larkin-Wong is a frequent speaker and writer and has been featured in Forbes Woman, The Glass Hammer, The American Bar Association's Woman Advocate, The National Journal, AmLaw Daily and Today’s Chicago Woman. She is regularly invited to speak at national conferences including the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting, The University of Texas Center for Women in the Law’s Women in Power Summit and the National Association of Women Lawyers Annual Meeting.
Ms. Larkin-Wong’s experience includes representing:
- PG&E in a US federal government investigation and civil litigation stemming from the San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion.
- Several Taiwanese defendants accused of fixing the price of aftermarket sheet metal automotive parts. The putative class actions have been consolidated and are pending in the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
- A Taiwan-based company in several price-fixing lawsuits filed by opt-out plaintiffs alleging price-fixing in the TFT-LCD panels industry. In one of these cases, Latham took over as counsel after a US$21 million judgment had already been entered against the defendant and an additional US$21 million was being sought in attorney’s fees and costs. In post-trial motions, Latham succeeded in reducing the judgment to zero and only US$1 million in attorney's fees.
- Several players in connection with the NFL’s much-publicized investigation into alleged hazing and harassment in the Miami Dolphins organization.