HEALTHCARE ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR
As a senior litigation and trial partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins, Manny Abascal has represented many companies for their most significant litigation matters. He has developed a broad practice that includes criminal and civil investigations, activist shareholder litigation, and complex business litigation. He has also acted several times as plaintiff’s counsel, in one instance securing an eight-figure award for a client and in another a nine-figure settlement. He has tried many cases, including successfully defending Tenet Healthcare in two criminal trials, and in one instance, successfully trying a civil fraud case before a jury having been hired the day before trial.
His recent engagements include representing Molina Healthcare in a significant class action litigation, as well as a large, publicly traded medical device company in a federal investigation and several companies in confidential activist shareholder matters.
Throughout a distinguished career as a law firm litigator and federal prosecutor, Abascal has handled a variety of litigation matters, including multiple criminal and civil jury trials; SEC proceedings; criminal, civil, and administrative investigations; internal investigations; and voluntary disclosures and testimony before Congress and state legislative bodies. These matters have involved several industries, including healthcare, financial institutions, financial services, investment advisors and hedge funds, entertainment, accounting, construction, food and agriculture, e-commerce, and technology.
He is highly respected for his practice work, pro bono efforts, support for the professional advancement of Latinos, and dedication to helping the Los Angeles community in a multitude of ways.