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Latham & Watkins LLP

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What the team is known for

Consistently demonstrates strength in high-stakes civil litigation, including disputes arising out of M&A, major bankruptcy disputes and class actions. Attracts a strong roster of multinational corporates across a range of industries, as well as leading financial institutions. Expert securities practice draws on extensive trial experience and regulatory capabilities, fielding particular strength in the representation of accounting and audit firms. Also achieves excellent results on behalf of corporate issuers and financial institutions in a range of securities class actions and derivative claims. Draws on an extensive nationwide footprint and broad subject matter expertise to offer adept handling of a range of disputes.

Strengths

"I have consistently had great experiences working with Latham," says a client. "The partners are hands-on, very responsive and display more practical judgment than others."

One client labels this "a good team" with "deep domain expertise and a lot of credibility."

Another appreciates that the firm's lawyers are "very thoughtful, and good at being realistic about things."

Work highlights

Obtained a victory on summary judgment on behalf of digital and print marketing company Thryv in a significant intellectual property dispute. Plaintiffs had alleged copyright infringement and sought over $150 million in damages.

Acted for a syndicate of major banks as underwriters for the IPO of software development company Pivotal Software in parallel state and federal securities class actions.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Clubok frequently tackles complex securities litigation and acts for leading issuers, underwriting groups and individuals in a large class actions, derivative suits and IPO-related litigation.
"A brilliant lawyer with genius-level EQ. He's someone I can put in front of my CEO and the board - he can talk to anyone, but the bottom line is that Andy wins." "Fantastic securities litigator." "He's a good, experienced lawyer."

James Brandt handles matters ranging from significant shareholder disputes to consumer class actions, and offers additional experience in securities cases.
"He has very good strategic judgment, and a very good way about him in the courtroom or in front of a board." "A really great litigator. Very good at providing advice on high-risk issues." "James Brandt has great business judgment, is extremely efficient and is an excellent communicator."

Jamie Wine is a very highly regarded practitioner who regularly acts for major accounting firms in liability disputes. She is also noted for her issuer-side practice.
"She is a great first chair trial option. She's a very adept subject matter expert on audit liability, and good on her feet." "She's an excellent lawyer. Great at planning for trial and presenting the case." "Jamie Wine is an excellent advocate."

Joseph Serino is recognized for his representation of major financial institutions in commercial matters, particularly in market manipulation cases.
"Impressive." "He did a fabulous job. He has great analytical and presentation skills."

Miles Ruthberg has a wealth of experience in securities litigation. While he is particularly known for defending accounting firms in high-profile matters, he also has an active practice representing corporate issuers.

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Litigation

Latham & Watkins LLP

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1271 Avenue of the Americas

New York

New York

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NY 10020

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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.

New York

Litigation: General Commercial


James E Brandt
Band 2
Joseph Serino, Jr
Band 5

Litigation: Securities


Andrew B Clubok
Band 3
Joseph Serino, Jr
Band 4
Miles Ruthberg
Senior Statespeople