Peter A. Wald is a partner in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins, and a member of the Securities Litigation & Professional Liability Practice. He served as the Global Chair of Latham’s Litigation & Trial Department from 2004-2011. In 2015, he was named a Securities MVP by Law360 for leading Allergan in its successful fight to block a hostile takeover.
Mr. Wald is a nationally recognized litigator with extensive trial and appellate experience in complex commercial cases, including securities and professional liability, antitrust and unfair competition, civil RICO, fraud, patent, copyright, and trade secrets matters. Representative clients include Allergan, Alphatec, Arthur Andersen, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, K12, Navient, Oracle, Omnicom, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Sallie Mae, Southern California Edison, Ubiquiti Networks, Wal-Mart Stores, and Weatherford.
He has twice been recognized by The Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California, with the paper stating: “Wald’s client list reads like a who’s who of companies affected by the financial crises in the early and late 2000s.” Mr. Wald has also been recognized twice by Lawdragon as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America and one of the 100 Lawyers You Need to Know in Securities Litigation. Mr. Wald is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, and is listed as a leading securities litigation attorney in Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers and the Legal 500 US.
Mr. Wald is a member of the Board of Trustees of University High School in San Francisco, California. He is also an active supporter of the San Francisco Legal Aid Society and the Bay Area All Stars, a non-profit organization headquartered in San Francisco that sponsors after-school educational and performance arts activities for underprivileged youth.