Latham loses M&A star David Schwartzbaum to Greenberg

January 8, 2010 Latham & Watkins has lost its M&A partner David Schwartzbaum to Greenberg Traurig in New York.

The hire is seen as a coup for Greenberg, that has recently hired former Kirkland & Ellis restructuring specialist Lyndon Norley, former Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft partners Bruce Zirinsky and John Bae and former Mayer Brown co-vice-chair Paul Maher.

Schwartzbaum's recent principal representations include CV Therapeutics in its $1.4 billion acquisition by Gilead and response to an unsolicited takeover proposal and tender offer by Astellas, Axcan Pharma in its $1.3 billion acquisition by an affiliate of Texas Pacific Group, and J.P. Morgan Partners in its $2.1 billion going-private acquisition of AMC Entertainment.

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