Michael Scott Bosworth

New York
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA

Michael Bosworth is currently Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins' New York Litigation & Trial Department. He advises clients from across industries on complex litigation, investigatory matters, and crisis management.

Mr. Bosworth, a seasoned former government official, counsels clients on many of their most sensitive issues spanning white collar crime, internal investigations, cybercrime, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities litigation, and complex commercial litigation. He helps clients reach favorable resolutions by drawing on his wealth of prior government, investigative, and trial experience, as well as his strong working relationships with a broad network of government officials and lawyers. 

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Bosworth served in several prominent federal government positions, including as:

  • Deputy Counsel to the President and Deputy Assistant to the President, The White House

  • Special Counsel to the Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • Co-Chief, Complex Frauds Unit for the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York

  • Deputy Chief, Public Corruption Unit for the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York

  • Assistant US Attorney, US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York

While at the White House, Mr. Bosworth oversaw strategy in high-profile litigation involving the Affordable Care Act, immigration, financial services reform, and key legislation, regulations, and executive actions. He worked closely with senior Department of Justice officials and Cabinet agency general counsels, and led inter-agency consideration of complex constitutional, statutory, and regulatory legal issues.

During his tenure at the US Attorney’s Office, Mr. Bosworth successfully tried multiple cases to verdict on offenses ranging from fraud, bribery, and money laundering to violent crime. For his accomplishments, Mr. Bosworth was awarded the National Association of Former US Attorneys’ J. Michael Bradford Award, which is given annually to one outstanding Assistant US Attorney.

Mr. Bosworth also brings high-level in-house experience, having previously served as deputy general counsel for MacAndrews & Forbes. In this role, he led crisis management, litigation, internal investigations, and compliance strategy for the firm and its portfolio companies.

A wide range of respected industry organizations and publications consistently recognize Mr. Bosworth’s skill, experience, and contributions. The National LGBT Bar Association named Mr. Bosworth to their Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 list in 2016, the National Law Journal named him as a Washington, D.C. Rising Star in 2015, and the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation named him as Prosecutor of the Year in 2012.

Mr. Bosworth currently serves as an adjunct professor at NYU School of Law and as a trustee for the John Jay College Foundation Inc. He was also appointed a member of the US Holocaust Memorial Council by President Obama in 2017. Mr. Bosworth is also a member of the firm’s Diversity Leadership Committee.

Mr. Bosworth earned his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School, where he was also comments editor for the Yale Law Journal. Following law school, Mr. Bosworth clerked for US District Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York, US Circuit Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer of the US Supreme Court.

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