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Latham & Watkins LLP

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What the team is known for

Offers outstanding capabilities in white-collar crime and securities matters, including major internal investigations as well as SEC and DOJ investigations and shareholder claims. Also highly adept in disputes across areas such as insurance, antitrust, environment and product liability. Fields a strong bench of experienced commercial litigators and high-level former government prosecutors in the white-collar group. Particular experience in the sports, energy and financial services sectors.

Strengths

Clients highlight the team's "subject matter competency, diligence, thoroughness and clarity of communication."

One interviewee comments: "The team's depth of practical knowledge and specific experience in this complex and nuanced practice area is superb."

"The team knocks it out of the park - they are highly skilled and qualified," says another client.

Work highlights

Acted for the NCAA in an MDL following plaintiff allegations of adverse consequences as a result of participating in athletics at NCAA member institutions.

Acted for the Giannulli family in the 'Varsity Blues' case, which alleged the client conspired to use bribery and other forms of fraud to facilitate their children’s admission to colleges and universities.

Defended General Electric and certain of its officers and directors in multiple shareholder class action cases related to its power and insurance lines.

Notable practitioners

John Sikora is held in high regard for his handling of SEC enforcement proceedings and DOJ investigations, and acts for a range of individuals and corporate entities.
"John is a subject matter expert who is well connected with his regulatory counterparts. He exhibits a high degree of attention to detail and is thoroughly prepared."

Sean Berkowitz is lauded for the breadth and depth of his litigation practice, which includes defending against securities fraud actions, handling commercial disputes and government investigations by bodies such as the DOJ, FTC and SEC.
"Sean is a force of nature and a brilliant attorney. He is incredible to watch on his feet and impressive in both the courtroom and boardroom.""He brings a wealth of experience, very good judgment and real gravitas. He is very effective at working with lots of people in and out of the government, imbuing a very high level of trust and confidence."

Terra Reynolds draws on longstanding white-collar expertise as both prosecutor and defense attorney, and regularly acts for clients facing criminal proceedings and investigations. She is particularly active in actions filed under the False Claims Act, acting for a range of healthcare clients.
"She is experienced, high energy and highly responsive, and has a great command of the facts and details."

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Litigation

Latham & Watkins LLP

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330 North Wabash Avenue

Suite 2800

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60611

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Illinois

Litigation: General Commercial


Sean M Berkowitz
Band 1

Litigation: Securities


Sean M Berkowitz
Band 1

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


John Sikora
Band 3
Sean M Berkowitz
Band 1
Terra Reynolds
Band 3