Silicon Valley corporate partner Brian Cuneo and San Diego environmental and litigation partner John Wilson have been named by the Daily Journal as leading lawyers under the age of 40 in California. The annual “Top 40 Under 40” report highlights lawyers who have developed impressive practices and advised clients on notable matters.
Cuneo was honored for his transactional work for clients in the life sciences industry, which during the past year included intricate M&A, capital markets and venture financing deals. Also noted was his leadership role in producing the firm’s Book of Jargon® – Healthcare & Life Sciences, a digital and print glossary developed for the business and legal community as an easy-to-use reference tool to help demystify the industries’ often complex terminology, verbiage and lingo. Cuneo explained to the Daily Journal, “I really love working with life science companies. I’m really passionate about what they’re trying to achieve in helping people. They’re trying to cure people of horrific diseases in many cases.”
Wilson was recognized for his advice on complex insurance, environmental litigation and bad faith matters. Wilson’s published profile highlighted his lead role in Latham’s representation of Fluor Corporation in a significant court victory in a dispute over insurance coverage for long-tail asbestos claims following a corporate restructuring. In August 2015, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Fluor, overruling its prior decision in a landmark 2003 case. According to the Daily Journal, “The ruling provides security for California businesses wanting to pursue corporate transactions without triggering the loss of needed insurance coverage.”