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Al Pfeiffer

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Latham & Watkins LLP


Alfred C. Pfeiffer, Jr. is Vice Chair of Latham’s 600-lawyer global Litigation & Trial Department and is former Co-chair of the firm's Antitrust & Competition Practice. He has extensive experience in civil antitrust cases, civil and criminal government antitrust investigations, and other competition-related commercial cases.


United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

Washington DC-based Amanda Reeves and San Francisco’s Christopher Yates are global co-chairs of the practice at Latham & Watkins LLP. The team recently increased its headcount in the US through the hires of counsel Peter Todaro and Farrell Malone, who joined in Washington DC from King & Spalding LLP and Arnold & Porter LLP respectively, and Michael Lacovara, who joined in New York from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. In addition to representing clients in cartel-related litigation arising from government investigations, the firm also handles non-cartel business-to-business litigation (which covers a wide range of conduct issues), as well as contentious merger clearances. San Francisco-based Daniel Wall and Sarah Ray and others successfully defended Oracle against a putative class action initiated by plaintiffs alleging a conspiracy between the client and other technology companies not to hire or solicit each other’s employees. Margaret Zwisler, Jennifer Giordano and Allyson Maltas (all based in Washington DC) secured an appellate-level win for Time Warner Cable in the Set-top Cable Television Box Antitrust Litigation. Al Pfeiffer in San Francisco is highly recommended.

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United States: Dispute resolution

International litigation

Within: International litigation

Highlights for Latham & Watkins LLP’s international litigation team included advising American Airlines on various matters, including an antitrust lawsuit and a proposed class action alleging RICO violations involving claims airlines knowingly and unlawfully charge Mexican citizens millions of dollars in unauthorized fees. The firm also advises the British Bankers’ Association on all US litigation relating to allegations of Libor manipulation and acts for CARE USA in its compliance with US sanctions against Syria, Cuba, Sudan and Somalia. The firm also successfully defended the Dubai-based Emirates Bank against various claims brought by Californian technology company InfoSpan. Schlumberger, Ocean Spray and The London Metal Exchange are also clients. Jamie Wine in New York is global chair of the firm’s litigation and trial department, while Mary Rose Alexander in Chicago, Doug Lumish in Silicon Valley and Al Pfeiffer in San Francisco are vice chairs.

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