Blake Denton is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm's Litigation & Trial Department. He is a member of the Securities Litigation & Professional Liability practice group. Mr. Denton’s work includes a particular emphasis on bankruptcy litigation, merger litigation, anti-money laundering controls and other securities/complex commercial matters.
Mr. Denton’s practice focuses heavily on lender-side representation. He was seconded to two different major financial institutions, for a total of approximately one year. In his first secondment, Mr. Denton managed a bank’s entire third-party discovery docket. In his second secondment, Mr. Denton worked in a bank’s anti-money laundering legal unit, where he advised on cross-border AML and sanctions matters.
Mr. Denton is an active member of the firm’s pro bono program. He has obtained asylum and cancellation of removal for immigrants and helped Holocaust survivors obtain pensions from the German government.
Mr. Denton is a member of the firm’s Associates Committee. Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Denton clerked for the Honorable Phyllis Kravitch, US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He graduated summa cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 2008 and obtained his BA, with highest honors, from Rutgers University in 2005.