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Latham & Watkins LLP

Keith Halverstam

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Keith L. Halverstam is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and local Co-chair of the Corporate Department. Mr. Halverstam's practice focuses primarily on capital markets and general securities and corporate matters. Mr. Halverstam has experience in a broad range of financing transactions, including secured and unsecured high-yield offerings, initial public offerings, leveraged buyouts and restructurings. In addition, Mr. Halverstam regularly advises public company clients on corporate, securities and governance issues. Mr. Halverstam also has significant experience representing borrowers and lenders in syndicated lending transactions and has represented sellers and buyers in public and private mergers and acquisition transactions.


Corporate Partner


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Corporate governance

Within: Corporate governance

Latham & Watkins LLP advises company-side clients in shareholder activism campaigns, as well as assisting with public company regulatory and hostile takeover defense matters. Keith Halverstam, Thomas Malone and Orange County-based Charles Ruck advised Cognizant Technology Solutions on a campaign by Elliott Management, which ended with the addition of three directors to the board, one of whom was nominated by Elliott. Chicago-based Bradley Faris led a team advising Accuride Corporation, which obtained shareholder approval for its sale to funds managed by Crestview Advisors despite the objection of a 19% owner. Thomas Christopher represented NRG Energy in its battle with both Elliott Management and Bluescape Energy Partners. In Los Angeles, Steven Stokdyk and Paul Tosetti advised Motorcar Parts of America on defending an activist campaign, while in San Diego Craig Garner advised ViaSat Inc on its subjection to an alleged ‘bear raid’. Joel Trotter in Washington DC is a key name of note for governance and securities reviews - he advised VEON, formerly known as VimpelCom, on issues regarding its status as a Nasdaq-listed foreign private issuer. Other clients for general public company securities and governance matters include Energy Transfer Partners, Allergan, Caesars Entertainment and Advanced Micro Devices. Unless indicated otherwise, named attorneys are based in New York.

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