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Latham & Watkins LLP

555 ELEVENTH STREET, NW, SUITE 1000, WASHINGTON DC 20004-1304, USA
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Work +1 202 637 2200
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Fax +1 202 637 2201
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Kathryn H. Ruemmler

Tel:
Work +1.202.637.2179
Email:
Web:
www.lw.com
Latham & Watkins LLP

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Kathryn Ruemmler is the global Co-chair of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice and a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department.

Ms. Ruemmler has broad experience advising individual executives and boards of directors in a wide range of matters, with a particular emphasis on government enforcement and regulatory matters and corporate governance. She has built a reputation as a formidable litigator with an unusual breadth of experience in crisis management, policy development, and regulatory and enforcement matters. She focuses on white collar criminal defense, SEC and other agency enforcement matters, and congressional and internal investigations. She is also an experienced first-chair trial lawyer.

Position

Litigation Partner

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/KathrynRuemmler


United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Leading individuals: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to corporates

Kathryn Ruemmler - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Latham & Watkins LLP has an impressive record in domestic and multi-jurisdictional investigations and white-collar criminal defense. The group is jointly chaired by Steven Bauer in San Francisco, Kathryn Ruemmler in Washington DC and New York's Benjamin Naftalis. Alongside Alice Fisher and Anne Robinson (both in Washington DC), Bauer represented Dow Chemical in a multibillion-dollar FCA suit, successfully obtaining a motion to dismiss from the District Court for the District of Columbia. In another highlight, Ruemmler is representing Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications in a New York Attorney General investigation into its alleged misrepresentation of broadband performance to consumers. In terms of individual representations, New York's Chris Clark was retained by Elon Musk, following fraud charges filed by the SEC in relation to the client's misleading tweet about taking Tesla private; the matter culminated in a quick settlement, which involved improvements to corporate governance and the payment of a monetary penalty. White-collar defense and securities litigator Eric Swibel and former federal prosecutor and white-collar specialist Terra Reynolds were appointed joint heads of litigation for the Chicago office in early 2019. Also of note, Elizabeth Prewitt, who focuses on international cartel matters, investigations and litigation, joined the team from Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.

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Financial services litigation

Within: Financial services litigation

Leveraging the expertise of strong financial services regulatory, white-collar and securities litigation practices, Latham & Watkins LLP provides a 'top-notch' service to investment and commercial banks, funds and accountancy firms on many of their highest-stakes disputes. Benefiting from the expertise of numerous former high-ranking government lawyers, the team has a strong degree of credibility before the agencies, and excels at defending clients embroiled in multi-pronged agency investigations/enforcement actions and follow-on private litigation. Washington DC-based partner Andrew Clubok, who joined the firm in December 2017 from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, is representing UBS in several matters, including as a defendant in a short-selling dispute, and as a plaintiff in a case brought against Highland Capital, arising out of a failed restructured transaction for the securitization of collateralized loan obligations and credit default swaps. New York-based Richard Owens has a strong reputation in the market and continues to represent the British Bankers' Association in all US litigation regarding allegations of Libor manipulation. Also based in New York, Jeff Hammel is assisting Owens in the aforementioned matter and is a key member of the team, which also includes Washington DC-based Kathryn Ruemmler, who excels at agency enforcement matters, and New York-based partner Miles Ruthberg, who has a particular niche defending accountancy firms.

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United States: Intellectual property

Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Within: Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Latham & Watkins LLP acts on the defendant and plaintiff sides of trade secret disputes and has a notable focus on the technology sector. Los Angeles -based Daniel Schecter and D.C based  Kathryn Ruemmler acted for the UAE bank ENBD in a dispute in which stored value cards provider InfoSpan claimed that the client misappropriated its trade secret for the development of its payment system SpanCash. Perry Viscounty works from the San Francisco office and represented supplement-maker Metagenics in a trade secrets dispute in which a former employee allegedly used confidential information to set up a rival business.

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