PARTNER, LATHAM & WATKINS
WHY: Prominent partner at top five local law firm. Chaired OC corporate department for almost 10 years; M&A, capital markets, securities. “Dealmaker” designation for defense of Allergan against hostile takeover attempt by Bill Ackman and company’s eventual sale to Actavis.
NOTABLE: Clients have included Fox Head, Volcom, DC Shoes, Oakley, Beckman Coulter, Tillys, William Lyon Homes, Broadcom, Asics, Edwards Lifesciences. Has been named by Daily Journal to list of Top 100 Lawyers in California on multiple occasions