James Brandt > Latham & Watkins LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Latham & Watkins LLP
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James E. Brandt is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins, where he formerly served as the Managing Partner. Mr. Brandt is a member of the Litigation & Trial Department and the Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts, Securities Litigation and Professional Liability and Takeover Defense Practices. He focuses extensively on complex litigation involving financial matters, including securities and corporate transactions, and insolvency matters, including litigation in bankruptcy court and commercial matters.


Litigation & Trial Partner



Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Latham & Watkins LLP‘s nationwide practice is regularly involved in significant litigation cases, including consumer class actions, breach of contract disputes and mass torts. The practice acts for plaintiffs and defendants from a variety of industries. It recently successfully represented AMD, Facebook, and NortonLifeLock, among others, in some of the first shareholder derivative suits to allege breach of fiduciary duty relating to board diversity efforts. Sean Berkowitz  in Chicago is also well versed in criminal and civil matters. Berkowitz, Elizabeth Deeley (San Francisco) and Eric Leon (New York) chair the Complex Commercial Litigation practice. The Century City-based Laura Washington has know-how in the entertainment and media sector, and James Brandt in New York is noted for representing PG&E in high-profile shareholder litigation relating to the Northern California wildfires.