Catherine Drinnan

Deputy Managing Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Catherine Drinnan

Catherine Drinnan

Deputy Managing Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Ms. Drinnan advises on the full spectrum of employment and pensions issues including:

Recruitment and severance
Downsizing
Discrimination claims
Employee consultation
Works council
Trade union issues
UK Pensions Regulator clearance applications
Pension plan de-risking

She has particular expertise in advising on transfers of undertakings and cross-border acquisitions. Her clients praise her “helpful professionalism” on substantial corporate transactions.

Ms. Drinnan's experience includes advising:

The Carlyle Group on a number of transactions, including the acquisition of the paperboard business of Chesapeake Holdings, a global paper and packing business
Cerner Corporation on the employment and pensions aspects of its acquisition of the Health Information Technology Business Unit of Siemens
Data Device Corporation, a subsidiary of ILC Industries, on its acquisition of EMRISE Electronics
A global retail and investment bank head-quartered in the UK on the significant global employment and pensions aspects of its ground-breaking deal to outsource to one provider a dedicated centre services on-demand
Goss Graphics Corporation on the restructuring of its UK business and pension schemes
Jacuzzi, Inc. on the pensions aspects of the sale of part of its UK business
Punch Taverns on the pensions aspects of its restructuring
Actavis on its acquisition of Auden Mckenzie, a pharmaceutical company specializing in the development, licensing and marketing of generic medicines and proprietary brands
Onex Partners Manager LP on the acquisition of Survitec Group, a designer and manufacturer of survival and safety equipment for marine, offshore, defense, and aviation industries
A manufacturing client in connection with the closure of its defined benefit pension scheme to future accrual
Ares Management Limited on its day to day employment issues, including the severance package of one of its executive directors
A British multinational insurance company on the global outsourcing of its voice and data communications networks and technology

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Catherine Drinnan
Deputy Managing Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
LPC with Distinction
Class of 2000

The University of Law (formerly The College of Law) is a private teaching university in England which specialises in providing legal education. The University has its own degree awarding powers under English law. It offers courses including the Graduate Diploma in Law, the Bar Professional Training Course, the Legal Practice Course, the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and the Master of Laws (LL.M).

LLB (Honours)
Class of 1999

The University of Manchester’s School of Law has continued its dedication to providing high quality legal education for over 140 years. Today, surveys confirm us as one of the UK’s leading law schools, with teaching rated as “excellent” in the latest Higher Education Funding Council for England and student satisfaction results consistently above 90%. As well as qualifying law degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, they also offer courses in criminology, healthcare ethics, bioethics and medical law.

Career History
Deputy Managing Partner
Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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Letterone Investment Holdings SARL purchases Holland & Barrett Holdings Ltd. from The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity), Alphabet Holding Co., Inc.

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ACCO Brands Corp., Acco Europe Ltd. purchase Esselte Sverige AB from Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. purchases Allergan Plc /Generic Drug Bus from Allergan Plc

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