July 12, 1990 |
California State Bar President Alan I. Rothenberg has left his firm of 24 years to become a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins, the nation's eighth-largest law firm. Rothenberg was senior litigation partner at Los Angeles-based Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg & Phillips, a 115-lawyer firm where he earned a reputation as a tough litigator in business and sports law. Latham & Watkins operates in seven cities with about 550 lawyers and will soon open a London office.
June 3, 1992
Four associates at the Orange County office of Latham & Watkins announced that they are leaving to start their own real estate law firm next week in Irvine. The lawyers had been part of Latham's nine-lawyer real estate department. They will operate under their names--Corey, Croudace, Dietrich & Dragun. "We will offer clients the same quality of service at rates that will be 20% to 40% lower," Daniel E. Corey, a partner in the new firm, said Monday.
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December 11, 1997 |
The former financial accounting manager for Latham & Watkins, one of California's largest law firms, sued the firm Wednesday, alleging that she was forced out after she complained to her superiors about numerous financial improprieties. In her Los Angeles Superior Court suit, Ceola Katee Huyghue of Chino contended that she was not allowed to refund to clients millions of dollars that the firm derived in double payments or overpayments.
November 12, 2004 |
Oracle Corp., rebuffed for a fifth time in its attempt to wrest control of PeopleSoft Inc., hired law firm Latham & Watkins to provide advice on other potential acquisitions. Latham & Watkins, which helped Oracle defeat a U.S. government challenge to the PeopleSoft offer, will navigate any antitrust problems with other acquisitions, said Dan Wall, a partner at the firm's San Francisco office.
August 22, 1991 |
Latham & Watkins Fires 43 Associates: The associates, including 17 in Los Angeles, were notified of the terminations during the "last day or two," said John F. Walker Jr., the law firm's managing partner. The dismissals and reduction in some of the firm's fees are in response to the weakened economy and a changing demand for attorney services, firm officials said. The layoff is the single-largest staff-reducing action taken by a California law firm.