Clair, John J.

John J. Clair

Retired Partner

John J. Clair retired from the partnership in December 2013. Mr. Clair was Of Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Tax Department. Mr. Clair represented foreign corporations, individual investors, investment banks, private equity sponsors and public companies.

His practice centered around corporate taxation and specifically involves advising clients on tax issues involved in:

  • Divestitures
  • Financial products and services
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Mr. Clair has written various articles for the Practising Law Institute, Tax Executives Institute, Pennsylvania State Dickinson School of Law, the California State Bar, the New York City Bar Center and New York University Institute on Federal Taxation.


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania, 1972
  • BA, Brown University, 1968