Latrice Burks

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Latrice M. Burks 
Larson LLP - Los Angeles
Los AngelesCA

Latrice M. Burks is an award-winning litigator and author with federal clerkship experience. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and media and entertainment litigation. 

Before joining Larson, Latrice was a litigator at an Am Law 100 firm where she gained experience in intellectual property, product liability, and business litigation. As a third-year associate, she obtained a dismissal of defamation and contractual interference claims filed against a prominent financial company. For this victory, Latrice was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2023 Leaders of Influence – Minority Attorneys list. 

She received invaluable training as a judicial law clerk to senior U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson for the District of Connecticut. While attending the USC Gould School of Law, she was a judicial extern for the Hon. Andre Birotte, Jr. of the U.S.D.C. Central District of California. She also served as an extern for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. She was the founding member and former co-president of USC Womxn of Color Collective (WOCC)1, an organization dedicated to discussing and tackling the issues specific to women of color in the legal field. Also while in law school, she served as a research assistant and teaching apprentice for renowned constitutional law scholar Professor Samuel Erman.

Latrice is passionate about mentorship and has served as a mentor to prospective and current law school students and to younger associates at her previous firm. A true champion for DEI, she also serves as the first African American woman on USC’s Clerkship Committee Board of Directors. Outside the office, Latrice enjoys spending quality time with her fiancé, Michael, and her Persian cat Diva Kitty.

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


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

Higher Education Honors and Achievements

  • The Order of Arête
  • Edward and Eleanor Shattuck Award
  • Womxn of Color Collective, Founding Member & Co-President
  • First Generation Professionals
  • Teaching Apprentice


  • Commercial Litigation
  • White Collar Defense & Government Investigations
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Data Privacy & Security


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


  • Author, Bending The Arc Towards Justice (Ketanji Brown Jackson), Daily Journal, April 8, 2022
  • Author, New Complaint – Oregon JV LLC v. Advanced Investment et al., Ponzi Perspectives, March 31, 2022


  • 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


  • Named to "2023 Leaders of Influence – Minority Attorneys" list, Los Angeles Business Journal
  • 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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