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

Peter A. Wald is a partner in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins, and a member of the Securities Litigation & Professional Liability Practice. He served as the global Chair of Latham’s Litigation & Trial Department from 2004-2011. In 2015, he was named a “Securities MVP” by Law360 for leading Allergan in its successful fight to block a hostile takeover.

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/peter-wald

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > M&A litigation: defense

Latham & Watkins LLP has an outstanding reputation in M&A litigation cases in Delaware and across the US involving both public and private companies. Michele Johnson in Orange County and Blair Connelly in New York, who is ‘the person to go to for complex cases‘, lead the practice and were the key lawyers in one of the standout cases of the year: the firm acted for ExamWorks in a Delaware Chancery Court case based on allegations of a flawed buyout process, and achieved a rare award of sanctions against the plaintiffs for discovery abuses in advance of trial. Connelly also worked with San Francisco-based partner Peter Wald in the defence of a shareholder derivative case against Oracle’s board of directors, which alleged breaches of fiduciary duty causing the company to overpay for NetSuite Inc. The firm has a deep bench of respected partners, including Los Angeles-based Brian Glennon, who worked with Johnson to defend Avago Technologies in matters arising from its $37bn acquisition of Broadcom; James Brandt in New York; and Colleen Smith in San Diego.