Katherine Larkin-Wong is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Larkin-Wong advises technology companies and other businesses in fast moving, innovative markets on a host of antitrust and complex commercial matters. She has represented clients in:
- Complex commercial and antitrust litigation including antitrust counterclaims
- Antitrust regulatory clearance of M&A transactions
- Civil and criminal cartel litigation
- US federal and state and European Commission antitrust investigations
- Competition-related matters
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 bar associations and legal organizations. She is currently a Commissioner to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. She sits on the boards of the First District Appellate Project, which manages the panel of attorneys serving indigent criminal defendants in California’s First District, the Associates Committee which provides member-funded grants to legal aid organizations across the US, and chairs the Social Impact Incubator, the young lawyer arm of the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession. Between 2011 and 2016, Katie served as President of Ms. JD, a 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.