Morgan E. Whitworth is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins.
Mr. Whitworth represents publicly traded companies and their senior officers and directors, as well as accounting and other professional services firms, in securities and class action litigation, corporate governance litigation, complex commercial litigation, and SEC and other regulatory investigations. He has significant experience defending large technology companies in complex securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Whitworth clerked for Judge Anne C. Conway of the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
While at Duke University School of Law, Mr. Whitworth was an articles editor of the Alaska Law Review and externed with the Enforcement Division of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mr. Whitworth currently represents or has recently represented several global companies and their directors and officers in federal securities class actions and derivative suits. These companies span numerous industries, including semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, and real estate. Mr. Whitworth also represents Big Four accounting firms in civil litigation and government investigations.
Mr. Whitworth recently represented Southern California Edison Company in a multi-billion dollar ICC arbitration against the supplier of defective capital equipment for a nuclear power plant. During the course of this matter, Mr. Whitworth obtained significant trial and deposition experience and insight into complex legal and policy issues affecting the nuclear power industry and regulated utilities.
Mr. Whitworth also has experience representing technology companies in consumer class actions, appeals, and internal investigations.
Mr. Whitworth maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in federal civil rights litigation, immigration matters, and proceedings before the Department of Veterans Affairs.