Partner, Latham & Watkins
WHY: Prominent partner at top five local law firm. Chaired OC corporate department 10 years. M&A, capital markets, securities.
RECENT: Local lawyer count up 9% to about 75.
NOTABLE: Frequent “Top Lawyers” listee; “Dealmaker” designation for defense of Allergan against hostile takeover attempt by Bill Ackman and company’s eventual sale to Actavis. Clients have included Fox Head, Volcom, DC Shoes, Oakley, Beckman Coulter, Tilly’s, William Lyon Homes, Broadcom, Asics, Edwards Lifesciences.
FUN FACTS: On board of alma mater, University of Dallas; favorite film, “Citizen Kane”; book, “War and Peace”; TV show, “Saturday Night Live.”