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Latham & Watkins LLP
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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.


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United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

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Latham & Watkins LLP‘ ‘user-friendly‘ national litigation practice handles securities cases in state and federal courts across the US. Its key focus is representing underwriters, though it also acts for corporate issuers including Lyft, Virgin Galactic and Twitter. Andrew Clubok in Washington DC, Blair Connelly in New York and Matthew Rawlinson in Silicon Valley lead the practice. Rawlinson represented private equity firm Andreessen Horowitz in a class action alleging that defendants sold Internet Computer Project tokens as unregistered securities as defined by Section 2(a)(1) of the Securities Act. Jeff Hammel in New York is a prominent force in securities litigation and led the defense of Farfetch Ltd in a class action arising from its IPO, in which plaintiffs allege that the company went public based on the false narrative that Farfetch would see exponential organic growth. Colleen Smith in San Diego and emerging talent Jason Hegt in New York also play key roles in the practice.