Charles K. Ruck

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Charles K. Ruck

Charles K. Ruck

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Charles Ruck (2013) is a partner in the Orange County office of Latham & Watkins LLP. His practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and general corporate and securities matters. He serves as primary outside counsel to a number of public and privately held companies and represents boards of directors and special committees in complex corporate governance matters. Charles is a former member of Latham & Watkins' Executive Committee, and he currently serves as Chair of the firm's Strategic Client Initiative. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. Charles has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County, the Stars and Stripes Children’s Foundation and as a trustee of the Harbor Day School. He and his wife, Mary Kay, have three children: Abigail (‘15), Emma (‘17) and Henry (‘21).

Overview
RelSci Relationships

2580

Number of Boards

6

Number of Awards

5

Relationships
RelSci Relationships are individuals Charles K. Ruck likely has professional access to. A relationship does not necessarily indicate a personal connection.

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Global Chair, International Tax Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Office Managing Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chair, San Diego Emerging Companies Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Co-Chair, REIT Industry Group at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

In The News
Paths to Charles K. Ruck
Potential Connections via
Relationship Science
You
Charles K. Ruck
Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1992

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

BA
Class of 1989

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Career History
Partner
2004 - 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.

Clerk
Prior

The federal courts of appeals are the intermediate appellate courts between the district (trial) courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. There are thirteen courts of appeals: eleven numbered circuits (First through Eleventh), the District of Columbia Circuit, and the Federal Circuit. The numbered circuits, including the Tenth Circuit, provide appellate review of all cases tried in the district courts within the geographic area of their jurisdiction; they also decide appeals brought to them by residents of the circuit from various administrative tribunals, including the Tax Court and agencies of the federal government. The territorial jurisdiction of the Tenth Circuit includes the six states of Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah, plus those portions of the Yellowstone National Park extending into Montana and Idaho.

Negotiator for the US Trade Representative
Prior

World Trade Organization is a legislative and judicial body that intends to supervise and liberalize international trade. By promoting the free trade agenda of multinational corporations above the interests of local communities, working families, and the environment, the WTO has systematically undermined democracy around the world. WTO is responsible for providing a forum for trade negotiations, handling trade disputes, and monitoring national trade policies. It also administers WTO agreements, provides technical assistance to developing countries, and cooperates with other international bodies on trade issues. The main pillars of the WTO are the multilateral trade agreements, including the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property rights (TRIPS). These agreements do contain some provisions for the protection of public health and safety but they remain controversial. It is an organization of 159 members that deals with the rules of trade between nations. With Russia’s accession in August 2012, the WTO encompasses all major trading economies. The WTO works to help international trade flow smoothly, predictably, and freely, and provides countries with a constructive and fair outlet for dealing with disputes over trade issues. The WTO came into being in 1995, succeeding the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) that was established in 1947.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Prior

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.

Political Donations
$500
2008

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is the only national organization solely devoted to electing Republicans to the U.S. Senate. The NRSC provides invaluable support and assistance to current and prospective Republican U.S. Senate candidates in the areas of budget planning, election law compliance, fundraising, communications tools and messaging, research and strategy.

Transactions
Details Hidden

Pacira Biosciences, Inc. purchases MyoScience, Inc. from Saratoga Ventures, Medicis Capital GmbH, De Novo Ventures, Accuitive Medical Ventures LLC, Nexus Medical LLC, Sobera Capital GmbH

Details Hidden

Fiserv, Inc. purchases First Data Corporation

Details Hidden

Guardant Health, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Awards & Honors
2013
The American Lawyer - Dealmaker of the Year
2012
Daily Journal - Top 100 Lawyers in California
2008
Daily Journal - Top 100 Lawyers in California
This web site is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by Charles K. Ruck. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder. The Presence of Charles K. Ruck's profile does not indicate a business or promotional relationship of any kind between RelSci and Charles K. Ruck.
  • be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.15
  • https://relationshipscience.com/person/charles-k-ruck-3356081
  • https://relationshipscience.com/person/charles-k-ruck-3356081