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.
 The “x” in Womxn of Color is used intentionally to embrace and include people who identify as women and are not cis women.
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
- University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D.
- The College of Wooster, B.A., cum laude
- U.S.D.C. Central District of California
- U.S.D.C. Eastern District of California
- U.S.D.C. Northern District of California
- Hon. Alvin W. Thompson
U.S.D.C. District of Connecticut