Jamie Sprague is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins. She represents clients on complex commercial litigation, including environmental and land use law, and intellectual property.
Ms. Sprague has experience in all levels of federal and state civil litigation, as well as administrative proceedings, including drafting briefs and motions, managing complex discovery, working with expert witnesses, and taking and defending depositions. Ms. Sprague also has pre-trial and trial experience, including drafting and arguing motions in limine and preparing and taking witnesses. Recently, she successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, defeating an attempt to overturn a jury verdict in favor of Latham's client.
Ms. Sprague’s clients include financial firms, entertainment and pharmaceutical companies, and major utilities.
Ms. Sprague is also an active participant in the firm’s pro bono program, with an emphasis on domestic violence and animal rights cases. She represented a humane organization in a matter related to the seizure of badly neglected horses, including a successful appeal to the California Court of Appeal and a successful three-day, evidentiary hearing before an administrative hearing officer. Ms. Sprague received the firm’s Pro Bono Star award in 2015 for her work on this matter. She and her team were also recently honored as Marin Humane Society’s “Humanitarians of the Year.”
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Sprague received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her biochemical research on the causes of Alzheimer’s disease can be found in the journal PLOS-ONE.
Ms. Sprague’s recent cases include representation of:
- A charter school financing company in trying a lawsuit to completion in a seven-day jury trial ending in a complete victory for the client
- A major pharmaceutical company and its board of directors in a hostile takeover attempt
- A major utility in federal criminal investigation and trial following natural gas pipeline explosion
- A mining company in defending against CERCLA claims, resulting in pre-trial settlement
- A major entertainment company in early neutral evaluation of a patent suit leading to early settlement