Matthew Walch is a trial lawyer who focuses on intellectual property, unfair competition, advertising, employment and complex commercial litigation matters. Mr. Walch has an extensive record of successfully resolving such matters as lead counsel through interlocutory and dispositive motion practice and trial. Mr. Walch has litigated cases in federal and state courts throughout the country and through US and international commercial arbitration panels.
In addition to his work as lead counsel on litigation matters, Mr. Walch routinely counsels clients regarding intellectual property, prosecution and licensing matters, and manages clients’ intellectual property portfolios and litigation efforts outside the United States. He aids clients in the development of their internal intellectual property protection programs and intellectual property enforcement and maintenance strategies. Mr. Walch also has extensive experience negotiating with copyright owners and collective management organizations regarding copyright and licensing matters.
Mr. Walch is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Seventh Circuit and United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois, Western District of Wisconsin, Eastern District of Michigan and District of Colorado.
Supporting Latham & Watkins' commitment to the community, Mr. Walch regularly works with Lawyers for the Creative Arts and the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic of Chicago, and clients identified by those organizations on a pro bono basis. Mr. Walch also serves on the Board of Directors of Prevent Child Abuse America.
Mr. Walch is the President Elect of the Richard Linn American Inn of Court, a Chicago Inn of Court focusing on intellectual property law. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property section of the American Bar Association and the International Trademark Association.