Top Attorney – Thomas J. Nolan

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Los Angeles, CA WW/Press/July 19, 2022 – Thomas J. Nolan Attorney & Partner with Latham & Watkins LLP., is recognized and distinguished in the Top  Attorneys of North America 2022-2023 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.Thomas J. Nolan Attorney

Thomas J. Nolan Attorney has joined Latham & Watkins as a partner in the firm’s global Litigation & Trial Practice department. Mr. Nolan will be based out of the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office. Mr. Nolan is a veteran litigator who is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading trial lawyers. Among his achievement, he has been selected for inclusion in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and he is one of only 23 attorneys listed in the top tier of national trial attorneys by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Mr. Nolan will bring his diverse trial experience in bet-your company litigation to Latham’s Litigation & Trial department in the Complex Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation and White Collar Defense & Investigation practices.

Mr. Nolan, formerly Chair of Skadden’s West Coast Litigation, has extensive civil, criminal and SEC enforcement trial experience representing corporations and individuals in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts. He has spent over three decades building a national commercial litigation practice in California as well as across the nation. His accomplishments include winning jury verdicts of more than US $1 billion for his clients and defeating claims before juries exceeding US $5 billion asserted against corporate clients. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer for “first of their kind” trials. In addition to his selection in the national top tier of trial attorneys by Chambers, Mr. Nolan has also been ranked by Chambers’ California rankings as Band One for General Commercial Litigation. Mr. Nolan is a Fellow of the American College of Best Attorneys in CaliforniaTrial Lawyers and a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers whose fellowships are by invitation only and limited in number. Mr. Nolan previously served as Chief of Fraud and Special Prosecutions in the Los Angeles United States Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Nolan is a distinguished leader of the bar and the Los Angeles community. He serves on the Board of Directors of Public Counsel, is a Regent of Loyola Marymount University and a member of the Board of Directors of Loyola Law School. He is a past recipient of The State Bar of California Board of Governors President’s Pro Bono Service Award and The Inner City Law Center’s prestigious Katherine Krause Award for his work as the lead trial attorney representing low-income tenants against a Los Angeles City slum landlord which culminated in a record-breaking settlements. Mr. Nolan is also the recipient of Loyola Law School’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and its Champion of Justice Award. At Loyola Law School’s 50th Anniversary, Mr. Nolan was honored as one of the law school’s 50 Most Inspirational Alumni chosen among more than 16,000 alumni. In 2015, Mr. Nolan received the Excellence in Advocacy Award by the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

Asked to comment by media on joining Latham, Mr. Nolan expressed his excitement on the opportunity to assume a role in the firm’s global Litigation & Trial Practice, which has been described as a “go-to firm for big-bet your company kinds of cases” by The American Lawyer. Often recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California, Mr. Nolan advised that he was attracted to Latham because of its strategic focus in California where Latham has six offices and more than 580 attorneys. In particular, with Los Angeles being his home-town legal roots, he is excited to be based out of Latham’s downtown LA office – an office deep in tradition with a storied history of litigation talent.

The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.


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