Latrice M. Burks Associate

With judicial clerkship experience, Latrice focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation matters, with a passion for Intellectual Property. Latrice has significant experience with state and federal courts. Latrice primarily defends corporate clients, including banks and financial institutions. Latrice is a champion for Diversity and Inclusion.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Latrice served as a judicial law clerk to Senior United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson for the District of Connecticut. Latrice received her J.D. from the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law. While there, Latrice served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Andre Birotte, Jr., District Judge for the Central District of California. She also served as an extern for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. Latrice was the Founding Member and former co-President of USC Womxn of Color Collective (WOCC)1, an organization dedicated to talking about and tackling the issues specific to women of color in the legal field. Also, while at Gould, Latrice served as research assistant (RA) and teaching apprentice (TA) for renowned Constitutional Law scholar and former clerk to Supreme Court Justices John Paul Stevens and Anthony Kennedy, Professor Samuel Erman. 


[1] The “x” in Womxn of Color is used intentionally to embrace and include people who identify as women and are not cis women.

"Although I am in the beginning stages of my career, I have been very fortunate to learn from the greatest in the legal field. I credit my success to: (1) maintaining a positive attitude, and (2) benefiting from great mentorship. I am a hard worker with integrity who values collegiality. I am the person who you want to be in the trenches with.”


Business Litigation & Intellectual Property

BLP v. Capital One (Cal. Sup. 2022): Obtained dismissal of defamation and contractual interference claims filed against financial company.

Product Liability, Mass Tort & Class Action Litigation

In re: Juul Labs, Inc. Marketing, Sales Practices & Products Liability Litigation (MDL): Represents a defendant in ongoing multidistrict litigation encompassing thousands of cases relating to an ENDS product. (ongoing)

Real Water Cases (Nev. Dt. Ct.): Represents a natural foods distributor and grocery store in coordinated claims involving an alleged outbreak. (ongoing)

  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, JD, 2020
  • The College of Wooster, BA, cum laude, with Honors, 2016

Committee Member, USC Gould School of Law Board of Councilors’ Clerkship Committee, 2022-2025

Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Trustee, The College of Wooster, 2021-2024

Young Lawyers Committee Co-Chair, Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles County (BWL), 2021-2022

Scholarship Committee Member, John B. Langston Bar Association, 2020-2021

Founding member and former co-President, USC Womxn of Color Collective (WOCC), 2018-2019

  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Named to "Top 40 Under 40: California," The National Black Lawyers, 2022

Recipient, Edward and Eleanor Shattuck Award, USC Gould School of Law, 2020

Recipient, Judge Barry Russell Federal Practice Award, Federal Bar Association of Los Angeles, 2020

Order of Arête, University of Southern California (USC), 2020

Recipient, Legal Opportunity Scholarship, American Bar Association (ABA), 2017

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