Richard Bress is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. He focuses his practice on appellate and Supreme Court litigation as well as strategic analysis and briefing in high stakes trial court litigation and agency proceedings.
Mr. Bress has argued scores of appellate cases, including eight in the Supreme Court on a broad range of nationally important matters.
Mr. Bress is recognized as one of the top US appellate and Supreme Court advocates by The Legal 500 US and Chambers USA, which have described him as "'a strong appeals lawyer' who 'provides great representation'" and whose "resume displays an impressive range of experience at the top level." He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Advocates, and has been recognized consistently by Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington, D.C.'s "Top Appellate Lawyers" and by Best Lawyers as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in the area of appellate law, based on peer recommendations. In 2013, Mr. Bress was named an “Appellate MVP” by Law360, and in 2015 he was named a “Client Service All-Star” in BTI Consulting Group’s survey of US corporate leaders.
In addition to his practice, Mr. Bress is the Global Chair of the firm’s Ethics Committee. He previously served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.