Complex Commercial Litigation

Combining business savvy with sophisticated litigation strategies, Latham & Watkins helps clients successfully resolve high-stakes commercial disputes.

Why Latham

A Global Team for Complex Disputes

With nearly 400 lawyers stationed in key business centers around the world, Latham routinely handles complex commercial litigation matters, offering clients unparalleled coverage, experience, and service across industries and jurisdictions.

Latham represents clients in an array of complex commercial disputes including:

  • Business torts
  • Contract and joint venture disputes
  • Financial institution disputes
  • Fraud and unfair competition disputes
  • Insolvency and restructuring related disputes
  • Trade secret disputes
Business Minded Strategic Approach

A hallmark of Latham’s approach is a keen understanding of the client’s business objectives. Latham’s litigation strategy is tailored to the size of the matter, the client’s exposure or up-side, and the significance of the case to the client. Recognizing that litigation is just one part of a larger business strategy, Latham’s lawyers evaluate early exit options such as motions to dismiss, settlement, or summary judgment, as well as indemnification by third parties or insurance to minimize costs.

Best-in-Class Trial Lawyers

When trying a case is unavoidable or the desired strategy, Latham offers a deep and experienced bench of trial lawyers with decades of trial experience, including nearly 30 former US federal prosecutors. Over the past decade, Latham’s team has tried or arbitrated more than 350 cases to verdict in venues across the US and Europe. For matters that do not reach the verdict stage, Latham's lawyers’ shrewd negotiation skills result in the best settlements for Latham's clients.

Awards & Rankings

  • Litigation & Trial Partner Named Rising Star in San Diego - September 09, 2020
  • Boston Associate Recognized By Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly - July 26, 2020
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media Team Profiled in Variety's Legal Impact Report - July 19, 2020
  • Los Angeles Partner Honored as Leader of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers - July 15, 2020
  • Latham Trial Lawyer Selected to Prestigious Silicon Valley Woman of Influence List - May 28, 2020

Latham is known for an “impressive bench of seasoned civil and criminal lawyers with extensive trial expertise” and “features a number of prominent practitioners with considerable government experience.”

Chambers USA 2020

Events

Webcast – State or Federal Court: Which Is Best for Your Case, and How Do You Win There? Webcast – Midstream Implications of Recent Bankruptcy CasesWebcast – Trade Secrets Unlocked: How In-House Lawyers Can Litigate to Win (and Stay Sane)

Media Coverage

Top 40 Under 40: Amy Hargreaves8 Questions For Latham's UK Disputes Chief Martin DaviesLeaders of Influence: Marvin Putnam

News

Litigation & Trial Partner Named Rising Star in San DiegoBoston Associate Recognized By Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Entertainment, Sports & Media Team Profiled in Variety's Legal Impact Report

Thought Leadership

English Commercial Court: Foreign Judgment Did Not Establish Issue EstoppelCOVID-19: Personal Injury Liability Considerations and ProtectionsComplex Commercial Litigation Law Review – England & Wales

Webcasts & Podcasts

Return to Work: Preparing for the Future Amid COVID-19Trade Secrets Unlocked – State or Federal Court: Which Is Best for Your Case, and How Do You Win There? Board Lessons: 2008 vs. COVID-19