Litigation & Trial Practice

When the stakes are the highest, Latham’s global Litigation & Trial Practice helps clients successfully navigate enterprise-threatening litigation, wherever it may arise.

Why Latham

A Deep, Global Team

As businesses continue to globalize, they need a law firm that can handle complex matters unfolding at breakneck speed and involving several practice specialties. Latham’s Litigation & Trial Practice meets that challenge.

With recognitions for outstanding results across a range of cases, our litigators demonstrate a strategic command of a case from the start, and a willingness to try even the most difficult cases. We give clients the confidence to take a matter to trial.

With more than 800 litigators located in 25 major business centers in the United States (US), Europe, and Asia, we are one of the few firms capable of providing clients with immediate, high-quality legal expertise anywhere in the world, whether our clients' needs are local or multijurisdictional.

Courtroom Warriors

Latham's trial lawyers have a remarkable track record of success trying both civil and criminal cases in courts around the world. During the last decade, Latham has tried or arbitrated more than 350 cases to a verdict, earning an extraordinary winning percentage.

Latham's team collectively offers clients the unique insight and experience that comes only from decades of trial experience. And with nearly 30 former US federal prosecutors, Latham's lawyers use their knowledge of the inner workings of government agencies to help clients navigate enforcement proceedings and litigation.

When a client needs a firm with a formidable courtroom reputation and the resources to try a case; they will frequently retain Latham on the eve of trial. For the cases that do not go to trial, our extensive trial experience and shrewd negotiating skills result in the best settlements. Our trial lawyers work hand-in-hand with the firm’s premier Supreme Court & Appellate Practice to preserve issues for appeal.

Broad Practice Expertise

Our litigation lawyers draw upon the particularized skills of colleagues in different practice areas and locations to forge a comprehensive approach to problem solving. We offer clients deep industry experience and outstanding service across multiple practices, including:

Awards & Rankings


  • Five Partners Named to Billboard’s 2021 Top Music Lawyers List - April 05, 2021
  • Litigation & Trial Associate Featured as a Rising Star in the Appellate Bar - March 28, 2021
  • Practice Leader Named Top Advisor by Foreign Investment Watch - February 21, 2021
  • James E. Brandt Honored with Prestigious Judge Joseph M. Proskauer Award - February 18, 2021
  • Latham Earns Honors for Top Defense Verdict and Top Appellate Reversal in California - February 09, 2021

Latham is praised for its “top knowledge and experience in the market,” with clients reporting, “they are always available and are extremely responsive,” and “very professional, extremely efficient, pragmatic and well prepared.”

Chambers Global 2020


The Impact of Brexit on English LitigationWhat Do Biden's 100 Day Enforcement Priorities Mean for Asia?Apple v. Fintiv: One-Year Retrospective on the Impact and Application of Fintiv’s Six-Factor Test

Media Coverage

Korean Battery Companies Avert Import Ban With US$1.8B SettlementA Stoked Batch of Litigator of the Week Runners-UpThey’ve Got Next: Appellate Fresh Face Samir Deger-Sen


Latham Secures US$1.8 Billion Settlement for LG Energy SolutionFive Partners Named to Billboard’s 2021 Top Music Lawyers ListPro Bono Victory Connects New Age Bias Test to Title VII’s Federal Sector Anti-Discrimination Protections

Thought Leadership

What Rules Will Apply to Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments After Brexit? Part FiveNew US Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Sanctions Impose Compliance Obligations on Art MarketRemote Evidence in English Courts: Some Timely Reminders

Webcasts & Podcasts

Apple v. Fintiv: One-Year Retrospective on the Impact and Application of Fintiv’s Six-Factor TestPodcast – Foreign Investment Controls: Are We Seeing a More Nuanced Approach to Private Equity?Podcast – Copyright & Brexit: How Will Article 15 of the EU Copyright Directive Affect Publishers and Platforms‪?