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Latham is recognized for its “extensive white-collar practice, which houses an impressive group of former government attorneys” and its ability to draw on “notable regulatory strength when advising on domestic and international matters.”
– Chambers USA 2015

US National and Global Security

Latham & Watkins guides clients in highly regulated and sensitive industries through the increasingly complex legal issues that arise under laws and regulations designed to protect national and global security.

Navigating an Evolving Security Environment

Latham’s seasoned National and Global Security team assists clients in the movement of capital, products, technology and people across borders — ensuring clients’ compliance with an evolving and increasingly complex web of laws regulating such activities.

Applying Regulatory and Industry Expertise

Latham lawyers help clients manage risks and security-related issues in a broad array of contexts and industries. 

The firm regularly advises clients on the most complex issues arising under the following legal regimes: 

  • Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)
  • Customs and border security
  • Cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, data and privacy laws
  • Export controls and economic sanctions
  • Government contracting requirements 
  • Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) over classified business
Advising and Assisting on Compliance and Litigation Challenges

We have successfully advised clients in industries ranging from global finance and financial services to aerospace and defense, energy, healthcare and high technology.  We cover all aspects of our clients’ business including:

  • Global business and investment strategies
  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and financings
  • Due diligence on business partners, customers and other third parties
  • Internal investigations and voluntary disclosures, including complex issues regarding the use of classified information
  • Government investigations, enforcement actions and national security litigation
  • Government procurement
Building on Our Government Experience

Latham’s National and Global Security team draws on our members’ collective government experience. Our team includes lawyers who have served as:

  • White House Counsel
  • Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Criminal Division
  • General Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security
  • Counterterrorism and cybersecurity prosecutors for the Department of Justice
  • Deputy General Counsel for the Department of Defense
  • A staff member of the 9/11 Commission, addressing terrorist financing, the Patriot Act and money laundering issues
  • General Counsel of the White House Office of Management and Budget
 
 
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