Brandon K. Crase is an associate in the Litigation & Trial Department of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Crase has extensive experience in complex litigation, with a focus on environmental litigation and commercial disputes. Mr. Crase has also represented clients in M&A litigation and other matters involving alleged securities violations, as well intellectual property disputes. He has experience in all aspects of litigation, including document and written discovery, extensive deposition experience of both fact and expert witnesses, complex motion/summary judgment practice, appeal work, and first-chair trial experience taking testimony from both fact and expert witnesses and presenting arguments in both federal bench and jury trials.
Mr. Crase is also passionate about his pro bono practice and devotes considerable time in the areas of civil rights, criminal defense, immigration and domestic violence.
Mr. Crase has also served in management roles at the firm, including serving on the firm’s Global Recruiting Committee and as the firm’s immigration liaison for the Chicago office.
Mr. Crase graduated from Georgetown University Law Center where he served as the executive editor for the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. He is the author of “When Doing Justice Isn’t Enough: Reinventing the Guidelines for Prosecutorial Discretion,” which appeared in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics and “The Law of Patent Damages: Who Will Have the Final Say?,” which appeared in the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal.
Mr. Crase is admitted to practice in Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, the Central District of Illinois, the Southern District of Illinois and the Western District of Wisconsin. Mr. Crase is also a member of the Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois.