David H. Latham

David counsels senior management on their most sensitive business disputes.

Experience

David Latham

David is equally comfortable and effective in both the courtroom and the boardroom. A large law firm veteran who then started his own practice, he deals directly with senior management in handling their most sensitive business disputes. He is experienced representing both plaintiffs and defendants involving breach of contract, business fraud, partnership disputes, breakups and freeze outs, financial transactions, business valuations, construction litigation, mechanics liens, and disputes involving general corporate, employment, and corporate management matters.

David has tried over 30 lawsuits, both jury and bench trials. Short of trial, he has achieved millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of plaintiffs. On the defense side, he has successfully represented clients in “bet the company” litigation. He knows the Circuit Court of Cook County and the Northern District of Illinois like the back of his hand. He also has substantial experience arguing appeals, with a number of reported decisions.

David understands the business and financial aspects of a dispute and works with clients to develop smart litigation strategies to achieve the desired objective. He is also adept as helping clients avoid or resolve disputes pre-litigation.

David currently sits on the board of a not-for-profit entity and serves as the entity’s chief legal counsel; a position that gives him a firsthand perspective on the issues faced by business.

Contact David: 312.724.8671| dlatham@asglawfirm.com

Background

Education:

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D. 1988
  • University of Illinois – Chicago, Economic and Finance, 1985, Beta Gamma Sigma

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (trial bar)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Representative Matters

Obtained $7 million settlement for client in complex professional liability case.

Obtained $3 million settlement for private equity partner in a freeze-out dispute.

Tried a multi-million dollar case on behalf of an exporter.

Successfully represented an importer against a Chinese manufacturing company.

Lead trial counsel for LLC managing member on more than $400 million in claims stemming from the collapse of a real estate holding company with more than $500 million in assets.

Successfully represented a partner in substantial accounting claim involving a steel importing business.

Successfully represented holder of a recently found 30-year-old CD against major bank.

Represented a former employee in a federal False Claims retaliation case.

Represented a major television manufacturing company in a $300 million breach of a supply contract claim.

Successfully represented a purchaser of a toy manufacturing company in a breach of an asset purchase agreement.

Acted as local counsel for several class actions involving a consumer services business.

Successfully represented a national retailer through trial and appeal involving a dispute over lease payments due under several store leases.