Michael J. Faris

Partner at Latham & Watkins

Michael J. Faris is a partner at Latham & Watkins, where he is the local co-chair of the Litigation & Trial Department. He has significant experience in complex litigation matters, with a focus on securities and professional liability litigation. Faris also has expertise in complex commercial litigation in the areas of antitrust, trademark and patent infringement, and insurance litigation. In 2013, Faris was appointed to the ACS board of directors.

Faris’ noteworthy client representations include a public company in 11 consolidated class actions, two state court derivative actions, and one federal court derivative action alleging violations of federal securities laws and fiduciary duties. He has represented clients in private securities suits under blue sky statutes, as well as a large venture capital fund in litigation over several contractual and fiduciary duty claims. He made an oral argument on the client's motion for a partial summary judgment. He began his career at Latham & Watkins as an associate.

Faris received his J.D. from the University of Chicago and his A.B. in social studies from Harvard.