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Latham & Watkins LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022-4834
United States
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Jeff Hammel, global Co-chair of Latham's Securities Litigation & Professional Liability Practice, is "one of the nation's leading securities litigation attorneys" according to The Legal 500 US, and has been recognized by Chambers USA. He regularly represents financial institutions, accounting firms, Fortune 500 companies, boards of directors and individuals in securities and other complex commercial litigation.


Litigation & Trial Partner


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United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

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Jeff HammelLatham & Watkins LLP

The securities litigation and professional liability practice at Latham & Watkins LLP ‘has a great mix of subject matter experts and trial attorneys‘. The firm has represented clients as defendants in more federal securities class actions than any other law firm and its has more trial experience in securities cases than most firms in the market. Its recent victory for Puma Biotechnology was the first securities class action in ten years to reach a successful trial verdict for a defendant. The firm largely acts for corporate issuers including multinationals in key industries such as technology and pharmaceuticals, though it also has a strong underwriter practice. ‘Having a deep bench to draw upon anywhere in the country is a big plus‘, remarks one client. The practice is led by Jeff Hammel in New York, Andrew Clubok in Washington DC and Matthew Rawlinson in Silicon Valley. Up-and-coming partners Colleen Smith in San Diego, who excels in matters in the life sciences sector, and Jason Hegt in New York, who focuses on securities and class action litigation as well as  corporate governance matters, are also recommended.