Haber, Scott R.

Scott R. Haber

Retired Partner

Scott Haber, of counsel in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins, retired from the partnership in December 2016. He is the former Local Chair of the firm's Corporate Department. He previously served on the firm's global Executive Committee and as Managing Partner of the San Francisco office.

Mr. Haber has experience representing public and private corporations and private equity firms in mergers and acquisitions, and advising on securities laws compliance and general corporate matters. He also has advised boards of directors on corporate planning (e.g., shareholder rights plans). 

Mr. Haber has represented financial and strategic buyers and sellers in numerous private and public company M&A transactions in a wide variety of industries, including retail, healthcare and manufacturing. Representative clients of Mr. Haber's included Safeway Inc. and private equity firms Genstar Capital and Spectrum Equity Investors.

Mr. Haber’s work in M&A and private equity earned him recognition in The Legal 500 US 2008, and in the 2011-15 Chambers USA guides for Corporate/M&A: Private Equity in California.

Prior to joining the firm in 1985, Mr. Haber served as Law Clerk to Judge Richard J. Cardamone of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. At the time of his retirement, he served on the Board of Trustees of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.


  • JD, Cornell Law School, 1984
  • MBA, Cornell University, 1983
  • BA, Cornell University, 1980