Karen E. Silverman

Managing Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Karen E. Silverman

Karen E. Silverman

Managing Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Karen E. Silverman is the Managing Partner of Latham’s San Francisco office, Co-chair of the Information Technology Industry Group and a member of the global Antitrust and Competition Practice.

Ms. Silverman handles antitrust representations of all sorts, with a focus on global competition matters – primarily complex strategic mergers – as well as cartel defense and commercial pricing and distribution issues. She represents a wide range of enterprise and young companies on their domestic and international competition matters, works closely with corporate and litigation partners and has particular expertise in the high technology, biotechnology, consumer products, entertainment, media, health care and retail industries.

Before joining Latham, Ms. Silverman worked at the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division as Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, and in the Foreign Commerce Section. In 1993, she returned to private practice, and to the Bay Area in 1996.

In 2014, the San Francisco Business Times inducted Ms. Silverman into its "Forever Influential" Honor Roll of the most influential businesswomen in the Bay Area. She was also named among the "Top 100 Lawyers in California" in 2009 by the Daily Journal, with the newspaper calling her "a corporate antitrust extraordinaire" who has advised on "a staggering number of huge deals." Additionally, she has been recognized as one of "California's Top Women Litigators" by the Daily Journal (2008-2015), as a leading California Antitrust attorney by Chambers USA (2006-2014) and also as one of "California's Leading Competition Practitioners" by Who's Who Legal: California (2007-2013).

Ms. Silverman is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. She is a past Chair of the monopoly practices (Section 2) Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section and has served on the Executive Committee of the California State Bar Antitrust Section. Ms. Silverman is active in a variety of professional and other trade associations, speaks and writes on a wide range of antitrust topics and is a Lecturer at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Education
JD
Class of 1988

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, commonly referred to as Berkeley Law and Boalt Hall, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley Law is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation, with acceptance rates lower than every school except Yale and Stanford. The Department of Jurisprudence was founded at Berkeley in 1894. In 1912, the department was renamed the School of Jurisprudence, which was then renamed the School of Law in 1950. The School was originally located in the center of the main UC Berkeley campus in the Boalt Memorial Hall of Law, built in 1911 with funds largely from Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt donated in memory of her late husband, John Henry Boalt. In 1951, the School moved to its current location in the new Boalt Hall, at the southeast corner of the campus, and the old Boalt Hall was renamed Durant Hall. In April 2008, the law school rebranded itself from "Boalt Hall" to "Berkeley Law", in order to more closely tie the law school's name with the campus upon which it resides. The administration hopes that this move will further increase the law school's prestige, since people will now associate it with the Berkeley campus.

BA
Class of 1985

Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years—women who are committed to making a difference. A Transformative Educational Experience Every year, some 2,400 of the world’s top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield—whether in their own communities or on the world stage—is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley’s lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty—often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the “real world” in its graduates, in terms of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest. The “Full-Engagement” Advantage Wellesley’s full-engagement academic philosophy extends to the running of the College itself. The student voice is central to decision-making here; students serve on major committees of the Board of Trustees, participate in faculty search, and contribute to strategic planning. Students participate in a wide range of extracurricular projects: The College and its surrounding community and the greater Boston area offer hundreds of internships, advocacy projects, and the rare advantages of being a vital member of the single largest academic “hotspot” in the country. Expected to be fully engaged while at Wellesley, students carry this sense of purposeful involvement and personal commitment throughout life. It is the signal mark of a Wellesley woman. A Widely Envied Campus Environment The sheer sense of scale of the breathtaking natural environment, in which buildings are thoughtfully sited, distinguish Wellesley’s physical setting in the classically New England town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. Home to leading institutions such as the Albright Institute, the Knapp Social Science Center, the Davis Museum, The Newhouse Center for the Humanities, and the world-renowned Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley’s resources are a magnet not only for the surrounding community and metropolitan area; they attract attention—and scholars—from around the world. Commitment to Women Everything about Wellesley College bespeaks its commitment to women, and to providing them with an unexcelled educational experience that honors and cultivates not only what is best about each of them, and their own potential, but about what women offer our world.

Memberships
Fellow
Current

The Litigation Counsel of America is an invitation- only trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. The composition of the LCA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence among American litigation and trial counsel across all segments of the bar. The purpose of the LCA is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers, to provide an outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practice, to provide additional sources for professional development, to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law, to assist in community involvement by its membership, and to advance a superior judiciary, by taking relevant positions on issues or legislation affecting judicial compensation and/or benefits, as well as those affecting the American litigation processes. Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated on effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation. The number of Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level or are independent practitioners with several years experience. Fellows may also include judges, professors of law, governmental attorneys and in-house counsel. Upon high recommendation by a Fellow, a limited number of Associate Fellows may be selected, generally pending qualification for Fellowship. Associate Fellows may include partners or associates from the same firm in which the Fellows practice or with any other ethically reputable firm, governmental division or company. Associate Fellows, however, are not considered part of the voting membership. Unless their practice changes from litigation or trial work or their general ethical reputation has been diminished, Fellows may hold their status as long as they desire to be affiliated with the LCA. Fellows who hold such status for seven consecutive years may be designated Senior Fellows.

Member

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
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.

Lecturer
Prior

The Walter A. Haas School of Business, also known as the Haas School of Business or simply Haas, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. The school runs a range of programs and is consistently ranked among the best in the country. Known for its small class size, academic rigor, and application selectivity, Haas is one of the most prestigious business schools in the world. It is the second oldest business school in the United States.

Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division
Prior

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

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$5,000 - $10K
2015

Legal Momentum

$5,000 - $10K
2014

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$500 - $999
2008

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Political Donations
$469
2018

Former Senator from Missouri

$500
2018

Senator from Washington

$939
2018

Former Senator from Missouri

Transactions
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Publicis Groupe SA purchases Epsilon Data Management LLC from Alliance Data Systems Corp.

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Veritas Capital Fund Management LLC, Verscend Technologies, Inc. purchase Cotiviti Holdings, Inc.

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LogMeIn Inc. purchases LogMeIn USA, Inc. from Citrix Systems, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
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