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Al Latham

Partner, Employment Law Department


J. Al Latham, Jr. is a partner in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He represents employers in all aspects of labor relations and employment law.


  • Chosen by his peers for listing in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Elected a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Named one of the five best labor lawyers in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal


  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 1976 (Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review; Order of the Coif)
  • Yale, B.A., 1973 (cum laude

    Engagement & Publications

    • Author of articles published in Barron’s, the ABA Journal, Litigation, and the Employee Relations Law Journal
    • Speaks frequently at seminars and programs on employment law topics


    • President Reagan’s appointee as Staff Director of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1985-86
    • Chief Counsel to Member Patricia Diaz Dennis of the National Labor Relations Board, 1983-85
    • Member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California law school, where he has taught labor law for over 30 years

    Practice Areas

    Employment Litigation
    Appellate Litigation
    Employment Counseling and Preventive Advice
    Employment Law
    Traditional Labor and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)




    California Bar


    Vanderbilt Law School, J.D. 1976
    Yale University, B.A. 1973

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