Kendall Howes is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department. Her practice focuses on complex commercial, securities, and white collar criminal defense matters.
Ms. Howes has experience in all levels of federal and state court and in arbitration proceedings, including drafting motions, taking and defending depositions, managing complex discovery, working with expert witnesses, negotiating settlements, and preparing cases for trial. Ms. Howes has worked on a wide spectrum of substantive matters, including breach of contract and commercial disputes, claims brought under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), derivative shareholder litigations, and internal investigations.
Ms. Howes is actively involved in the firm’s pro bono program and she received the firm’s Pro Bono Star award in 2017 for her work pursuing post-conviction relief for indigent criminal defendants.
Ms. Howes received her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was awarded the Fulbright & Jaworski Best Memorandum Award. She served as the notes development editor of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law and as a teaching assistant for the First Year Legal Research and Writing course. She also externed at United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California. While in law school, Ms. Howes gained court room experience as a member of the Prosecution Clinic, where she successfully argued motions and prosecuted criminal cases.