Celebrated Lawyer Brings 35 Years of Trial Experience

(Los Angeles) Wood Smith Henning & Berman is pleased to announce Robert “Bob” Latham has joined the Los Angeles office. A trial lawyer with over 35 years of experience, Bob represents insurers in bad faith claim handling cases, policy rescissions and cancellations, lost policy matters, and drafting policy exclusions. He also represents reinsurers in investigation of ceded claims and in ceding company liquidations. In non-insurance matters, he has represented defendants in asbestos cases and toxic tort matters.

“Bob is a multi-faceted lawyer who brings years of experience and depth handling complex, challenging matters with success,” said firmwide managing partner Stewart Reid. “Bob is a solid fit with the firm culture, he is results-oriented, innovative and laser-focused on doing the right thing for the client. These qualities have made him a go-to attorney, which brings us great pride that he has joined the WSHB team.

Latham also enjoys a solid reputation with public entities for his record of securing results in a variety of litigated matters. His high-profile matters run the gamut, from wrongful death, catastrophic injury to property damage matters. Latham also enjoys ample experience representing clients in corporate dissolutions, business tort cases, trade infringement cases, securities arbitrations, and corporate raiding matters.

“Bob is a seasoned lawyer, a coverage guru who is absolutely a genius handling all facets of professional liability litigation,” said Frances O’Meara, partner in the Los Angeles office. “I have had the honor and privilege of working by Bob’s side and seeing first-hand the amazing results he achieves in the most complex matters,” Added O’Meara “his case handling is brilliant and innovative, tackling the most challenging factual and legal patterns with ease for the client and court, which translates into phenomenal results.“

O’Meara, a nationally celebrated thought leader in the professional liability space leads a team of lawyers that have moved to WSHB including Latham. Latham, a magna cum laude graduate of Duke, is licensed to practice in both Illinois and California.

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