Peter F. Kerman

Former Chairman at Latham & Watkins LLP

Peter F. Kerman

Peter F. Kerman

Former Chairman at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Peter F. Kerman

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Peter Kerman is a member of the firm's Corporate Department. He joined Latham & Watkins in 1984 and has practiced in its Los Angeles, San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices. His practice centers on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, start-ups and company representation.

In the area of mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Kerman has represented financial buyers, strategic buyers and sellers in numerous acquisitions and dispositions of public and private companies. In addition he has represented a number of investment banking firms in their role as financial advisor in acquisitions and dispositions.

Mr. Kerman has represented a number of venture capital firms in numerous investments and has represented a large number of private venture-backed companies, primarily in the technology field.

In the area of company representation he has advised numerous companies in a variety of public and private offerings, corporate governance matters and compliance with federal securities laws.

Mr. Kerman was recently recognized in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Chambers USA Legal guides as a leading attorney in the areas of Corporate/M&A and private equity. Mr. Kerman is also listed in the 2010 Best Lawyers in America survey in the categories of Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions Law and was also named to the "Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers" list in 2007. For 2009, Mr. Kerman was named in The Recorder as one its “Attorneys of the Year.”


Media Coverage
2009 Attorneys of the Year - Peter Kerman
News
Latham Advises US Airways on Merger with American Airlines
Thought Leadership
Corporate Governance Commentary (Proxy Access Bulletin No. 4)
Corporate Governance Commentary (Proxy Access Analysis No. 2)
Corporate Governance Commentary (Proxy Access Bulletin No. 3)
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Bar Qualification
California
Education
JD, Harvard Law School, 1984
MS, Stanford University, 1977
BA, Stanford University, 1977
Practices
Corporate Governance
Emerging Companies
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Public Company Representation
Takeover Planning & Defense
Industries
Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
Information Technology - Hardware, Software & Services

Overview
Career Highlights

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Number of Awards

1

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The Deal Pipeline
September 12, 2013
AMR secures plan confirmation at last
The Deal Pipeline
August 29, 2013
AMR confirmation moved again
The Deal Pipeline
August 15, 2013
Judge grounds AMR confirmation bid
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Peter F. Kerman
Former Chairman at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1984

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

MS
Class of 1977

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Career History
Chairman
1984 - 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
$750
2007

Senior Policy Adviser at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

$500
2003

Former President of United States

$1,000
2002

Partner at Simon Quick Advisors

Transactions
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AMR Corporation purchases US Airways Group, Inc. resulting in a new company American Airlines Group, Inc.

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Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. purchases Talon Therapeutics, Inc. from Warburg Pincus LLC

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Bayer AG, Bayer HealthCare LLC purchase Conceptus, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
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