Kirt Switzer

Office Managing Partner, San Francisco at Latham & Watkins LLP

Kirt Switzer

Kirt Switzer

Office Managing Partner, San Francisco at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Kirt Switzer is the Global Chair of Latham & Watkins' Transactional Tax Practice, the Local Department Chair for the firm's San Francisco and Silicon Valley tax practices, and a member of the firm's Diversity Leadership Committee.

Mr. Switzer's practice focuses on federal taxation of corporations and partnerships in a variety of US and international contexts and specifically involves advising clients on tax issues related to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financings, restructurings and post-merger integration matters. He has represented US and non-US corporations, private equity funds and investment banks in a variety of matters including:

US and cross-border taxable and tax-free acquisitions and dispositions, including reorganizations, joint ventures and spin-offs
Bankruptcy and insolvency restructurings
Public and private financing transactions

Mr. Switzer has been recognized as a leading tax lawyer in The Legal 500 US directory since 2010.

Mr. Switzer is a member of the California State Bar and a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status). He has lectured on tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions at various conferences. He is a co-author of Tax Management Portfolio 771 3rd Corporate Acquisitions - (A), (B), and (C) Reorganizations.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Switzer practiced within the Transaction Advisory Services group of Ernst & Young LLP.

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Global Co-Chair, Technology Transactions Practice Group at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Chair, Health Care & Life Sciences Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Kirt Switzer
Office Managing Partner, San Francisco at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
JD, Order of the Coif
Class of 1998

UCLA School of Law is the youngest top law school in the nation. After more than 60 years, our school has never felt bound by outmoded ideas of how law should be taught or studied. Instead, beginning in the 1950s, UCLA created its own tradition - a tradition of innovation.

BBA
Class of 1992

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

Career History
Office Managing Partner, San Francisco
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.

Attorney
Prior

Ernst & Young LLP engages in the provision of assurance, tax, transactions, and advisory services. It offers audit, business risk, technology, security risk, and human capital services. The company was founded by Arthur Young and Alwin C. Ernst in 1989 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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2013

The California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) was founded in 1969 by William Penn Mott, Jr., former director of both California's Department of Parks and Recreation and the National Park Service. With our 130,000 members, CSPF is the only statewide independent nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and advocating for California's magnificent state parks. Since 1969, CSPF has raised more than $223 million to benefit state parks. CSPF is committed to improving the quality of life for all Californians by expanding access to the natural beauty, rich culture and history, and recreational and educational opportunities offered by California's 280 state parks—the largest state parks system in the United States.

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

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NVIDIA Corp. purchases Mellanox Technologies Ltd.

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Vifor Pharma AG purchases Relypsa, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
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Kirt Switzer is affiliated with Latham & Watkins LLP, Ernst & Young LLP

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