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Firm Wins Multiple Accolades at the 2024 Benchmark Litigation Awards

March 27, 2024
Benchmark Litigation
For outstanding results over the past year, Latham received top honors, including Antitrust Firm of the Year, and Firm of the Year: California.

During the 15th annual Benchmark Litigation Awards, which recognizes the most distinguished litigators and firms in the US for their exemplary work throughout the past 12 months, Latham won several top prizes including Antitrust Firm of the Year and Firm of the Year: California. Notably, Benchmark selects honorees using peer-and-client-review-based research and analysis.

Latham also earned one of the biggest honors of the night — an Impact Case Award — which celebrated the multidisciplinary trial team that emerged victorious for client Oracle in a long-running copyright dispute against Hewlett Packard Enterprises (Oracle America Inc v. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., 4:16-cv-01393, in N.D. Cal.) The winning jury verdict, which reinforced protections US copyright law provides to software developers worldwide against the opportunistic theft of their intellectual property, was secured by Latham partners Chris Yates, Sarah Ray, Sy Damle, and Britt Lovejoy, with associates Abigail Parr, Alex Epstein, Emma Eastwood-Paticchio, Kevin Wu, Peter Calello, and Mia Cabello.

Mike Egge, Global Chair of Latham’s Antitrust & Competition Practice, celebrated the firm’s selection as Benchmark’s Antitrust Firm of the Year, commenting, “It is immensely gratifying to receive market recognition that further cements this team’s place among the elite echelon of competition practitioners in the US. With an unbeatable depth of experience across the entire spectrum of antitrust law, and a roster of the world’s top talent in 20 offices around the globe, the ability to resolve our clients’ hardest antitrust challenges is built into our very DNA."

Michele Johnson, Global Chair of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department, was named as a finalist for Securities Litigator of the Year and Sean Berkowitz, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Global Chair of the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice, was a finalist for White Collar Crime/Investigations Litigator of the Year. Latham was also a finalist for Benchmark Litigation’s Firm of the Year, and a finalist in the Intellectual Property and Securities categories.