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Latham & Watkins LLP

Blair Connelly

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Blair Connelly is a partner in the New York office of Latham and Watkins. Mr. Connelly is a member of the firm’s Securities & Professional Liability Practice, focusing on the areas of corporate governance and securities litigation.

Position

Litigation & Trial Partner

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/blair-connelly


United States: Dispute resolution

M&A litigation: defense

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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