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Latham & Watkins LLP

650 TOWN CENTER DRIVE, TWENTIETH FLOOR, COSTA MESA, COSTA MESA CA 92626-1925, USA
Tel:
Work +1 714 540 1235
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Fax +1 714 755 8290
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www.lw.com

Michele Johnson

Tel:
Work +1.714.540.1235
Email:
Latham & Watkins LLP

Position

Michele Johnson, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and the former Managing Partner of the Orange County office, is consistently recognized as a leading California litigator. She represents financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, boards of directors and individuals in securities, M&A and other complex commercial litigation. 

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/michele-johnson


United States: Dispute resolution

M&A litigation: defense

Within: Leading lawyers

Michele Johnson - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: M&A litigation: defense

Latham & Watkins LLP is ‘a "go-to" firm for securities and M&A litigation; its willingness to step in and assist on a wide range of matters sets it apart’. New York-based global head of securities litigation and professional liability Jeff Hammel is ‘well informed and thoughtful on issues impacting financial institutions and is also a very practical lawyer who works well with businesspeople’. Orange County-based Michele Johnson has established herself as a leading light in the market. She worked with Peter Wald in San Francisco and Blair Connelly in New York to successfully defend global pharmaceuticals company Allergan against a $57bn hostile takeover bid by Valeant Pharmaceuticals and activist investor William Ackman. Johnson and Connelly also acted for ExamWorks in defending actions against its $2.2bn sale. James Brandt played a key role in the dismissal of the Books-A-Million controlling shareholder take-private litigation. Colleen Smith in San Diego and Los Angeles-based Brian Glennon are also recommended.

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