Margaret A. Tough

Margaret Tough, a partner in Latham & Watkins' San Francisco office, represents both companies and individuals in complex litigation matters.

A member of the firm's White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice, Ms. Tough is a skilled defense lawyer, tactician and writer. She has tried several noteworthy cases and served as second-chair in a number of major trials in the last five years:

  • Økokrim v. Vilhelmsen: Assisted as US trial counsel to an individual charged with money laundering offenses in Norway to a complete acquittal
  • Jasmine v. Marvell: Represented Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. in a trade secrets misappropriation trial to a complete defense verdict
  • SEC v. Jasper: Represented a former CFO in a stock options backdating case brought by the SEC
  • US v. Stein: Represented an individual charged with tax evasion and conspiracy in federal court in New York

In addition to her trial work, Ms. Tough has conducted numerous internal investigations in the United States and around the world.