Ms. Latham is an advisor to employers and advocates for them in a variety of employment matters. She provides practical advice to businesses seeking to prevent claims, as well as those in the midst of navigating complex workplace disputes.

Clients rely on Laura Latham to deliver efficient strategic support and employment law compliance advice regarding complex internal investigations, M&A transactions, hiring and termination decisions, layoffs, trade secrets and crisis situations. 

She assists clients in negotiating, drafting and implementing employment and executive contracts, employee policies and handbooks, and other employment documentation. She also counsels clients on the intricate employment issues arising in mergers and acquisitions.

Representative Experience

Laura is an experienced and trusted employment advisor, with over two decades of practice at Pillsbury. She is a frequent lecturer and author on a wide range of employment law topics, including protection of trade secrets, crisis management and COVID-19 issues and prevention of wage-hour, harassment and discrimination claims. Laura is also a valuable contributor in Pillsbury’s M&A deal teams in the Hotel & Leisure, Energy and Technology industries, including Pillsbury clients such as Invitae and Next Era Energy. 

Professional Highlights

Laura is an experienced and trusted employment advisor, with over 25 years of practice at Pillsbury. She is a frequent lecturer on a wide range of employment law topics, including protection of trade secrets, use and implementation of bring your own device (BYOD) policies, prevention of wage-hour, harassment and discrimination claims, and crisis management.

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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Louis M. Welsh Chapter of the American Inns of Court

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law

    B.A., Lake Forest College
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    U.S. Supreme Court