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Latham & Watkins LLP
505 MONTGOMERY STREET
SUITE 2000
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111-6538
United States
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Position

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.

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/al-pfeiffer

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > International litigation

Latham & Watkins LLP is ‘a terrific firm’ where theteam works seamlessly together’. Michele Johnson in Orange County is global chair of the firm’s litigation and trial department, which handles high-value and cross-border white-collar crime matters, antitrust cases and general commercial litigation. The US-based vice chairs are Brian Kowalski in Washington DC and Douglas Lumish in Silicon Valley. Recent highlights include Chicago-based trial lawyer Sean M. Berkowitz assisting General Electric with several lawsuits arising from Thomas Petters’ multibillion-dollar fraud scheme. Other key contacts in the team include New York-based Jamie WineMary Rose Alexander in Chicago and Al Pfeiffer in San Francisco.

United States > Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Latham & Watkins LLP provides ‘thoughtful and sound case strategy‘ and global co-head Christopher Yates ‘has a sense for clients’ needs‘ and stands out through his ‘outstanding experience not only in antitrust, but litigation as a whole‘. Daniel Wall and Sadik Huseny are currently collaborating with him to advise Apple on putative class action suits challenging the legality of Apple’s restrictions on third-party applications via its App Store. The US Soccer Federation appointed a team including New York’s Lawrence Buterman and Washington DC’s Gregory Garre to defend it in a claim brought by the NASL alleging that US Soccer and other professional leagues conspired to exclude NASL from the top divisions to monopolize the market. Also notable in Washington DC are Jennifer Giordano and Margaret Zwisler, while Al Pfeiffer sits in the San Francisco office. They recently acted for high-profile clients in the healthcare, telecoms and media sectors, such as Highmark and Cox Communications. Amanda Reeves co-heads the department in Washington, D.C., and was part of the team which defended Genentech in a suit filed by Russian biotechnology company Biocad alleging the client and other drug manufacturers engaged in predatory pricing and unlawful tying arrangements to prevent Biocad from competing in the US market. Named individuals are based in San Francisco unless otherwise stated.