Lilia Vazova advises clients on high-stakes, cross-border government investigations and complex business disputes.

Ms. Vazova leverages more than a decade of experience helping clients navigate:

  • Criminal and regulatory matters facing the US Department of Justice, US Securities and Exchange Commission, and all other major government and regulatory institutions
  • Follow-on civil litigation in federal and state courts, particularly in matters involving concurrent criminal and civil proceedings
  • Bet-the-company commercial disputes, often involving parallel litigations in multiple jurisdictions in the US and internationally, and under the arbitration rules of all major international arbitration institutions

She forges partnerships with clients to comprehensively understand their business needs and crafts pragmatic solutions that protect their business. Ms. Vazova’s experience living in multiple countries brings a diverse perspective to her cross-border work.

Ms. Vazova is a recognized thought leader and a member of the firm’s EEO Review Board.

She maintains an active pro bono practice, including a partnership with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights to challenge the unconstitutional imposition of fines and fees on indigent defendants in Oklahoma.

Ms. Vazova’s recent experience includes representing:

White Collar Matters

  • A leading global bank in regulatory and multi-state civil matters relating to government-sponsored securities
  • A leading global bank in internal and regulatory cross-jurisdictional investigations relating to sovereign equity research
  • The British Bankers’ Association in litigation concerning LIBOR
  • A leading Canadian bank in litigation concerning ICE LIBOR
  • Software engineers of leading European and US car manufacturers in connection with emissions-related government investigations in the US and Europe

Complex Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

  • A leading natural gas midstream company in AAA arbitration against the largest gas manufacturer in the US, which The American Lawyer recognized in Litigator of the Week
  • Equity holders of a medical device manufacturer in ICC arbitration against large pharmaceutical acquirer, which The American Lawyer included in a feature on six high-impact trial wins, each scored by women-led litigation teams at Latham
  • A US private equity firm in investment arbitration against South Korea related to US$8 billion Samsung merger, the successful first phase of which was featured by Global Arbitration Review
  • A leading fitness technology company in a consumer class action relating to media content
  • A French media conglomerate in ICC arbitration against a leading German technology company in a breach-of-contract dispute relating to the design and development of a bespoke software solution
  • A group of asset managers in connection with their investments in Argentine sovereign debt in litigations in the US, UK, Belgium, and Argentina
  • A leading US pharmaceutical company in a contract dispute against a Swiss company relating to Medicaid reimbursement

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, University of Michigan Law School, 2009
    cum laude
  • BS, Trinity College, 2006
    with honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Languages Spoken

  • Bulgarian
  • Spanish
  • Russian
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June 1, 2021 Recognition

Women in Investigations: Lilia Vazova

New York partner featured for her leadership on criminal and regulatory matters, cross-border government investigations, and business disputes.