San Francisco Office Managing Partner Named to DirectWomen Board Institute

Highly selective institute helps prepare women to serve on boards.

February 15, 2017

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Karen Silverman, managing partner of our San Francisco office and a partner in our Global Antitrust & Competition Practice, has been named to DirectWomen’s Board Institute Class of 2017. Founded in 2007, DirectWomen trains and promotes women lawyers for service on the boards of public companies. More than 150 women have participated in its Board Institute over the past 10 years, and several now serve as directors of major public companies. The institute runs a rigorous selection process, takes just 20 participants each year and invites executives, CEOs and directors of major public companies to serve as faculty. 
In addition to her role as San Francisco office managing partner, Silverman co-chairs the firm's Information Technology: Systems & Solutions Industry Group. As an attorney, she works closely with clients of all sizes to clear complex transactions through merger control reviews in the United States and around the world, as well as counsels on cartel defense and commercial pricing and distribution issues. She draws upon her extensive experience in the high technology, biotechnology, consumer products, entertainment, media, health care and retail industries. Silverman also is active in a variety of local, national and global not-for-profit organizations.  

“I am honored to have been named to the Board Institute’s most recent class, and am looking forward to taking this next step, working with such accomplished women from around the country to learn and to develop ourselves for board service” said Silverman.

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