Seven Counsel Promoted to Partner at Latham & Watkins

Attorneys possess expertise across corporate, finance and litigation practice areas

March 01, 2013

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that seven attorneys have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective March 1, 2013. Each attorney was previously counsel at the firm. This group follows the recent election of 18 associates to the partnership, effective January 1, 2013 (

The new partners follow, with individual profiles below:

  • Maria Barton, a white collar litigator in the firm’s New York office 
  • Les Carnegie, an export controls and international trade attorney in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office 
  • Christopher Dorian, a bank finance attorney in the firm’s New York office
  • Fabrice Fages, a securities litigator in the firm’s Paris office
  • Amanda Reeves, an antitrust litigator in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office
  • Julie Scallen, a mergers & acquisitions attorney in the firm’s Boston office
  • Ayesha Waheed, a project finance attorney in the firm’s London office

“Each of these attorneys has demonstrated the high level of client service, teamwork and commitment that are the core prongs of our partnership. They will add strength and diversity in practice areas where we have seen demand from clients for the sophisticated legal advice these new partners provide,” said Robert M. Dell, Chair and Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins.

New Partner Profiles

Maria Barton – New York
Barton is a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice Group within the Litigation Department. Her practice focuses on internal corporate investigations and white collar criminal defense, and she has extensive experience representing clients in connection with alleged securities fraud, complex regulatory matters, international trade violations, bribery and money laundering. She has broad experience monitoring corporate compliance with government-imposed agreements, and she also counsels clients on compliance with US laws and developing compliance programs. Prior to joining the firm, Barton served for more than 12 years in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. 

Les Carnegie – Washington, D.C.
Carnegie is a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations and Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Practice Groups within the Litigation Department. He advises clients on legal, policy and enforcement issues related to international trade that arise under US export controls, trade and economic sanctions, anti-boycott controls, and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He regularly conducts internal investigations and assists clients with disclosures and compliance enhancements. He also has significant expertise related to controls on foreign investment in the US, including national security reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Christopher Dorian – New York
Dorian is a member of the firm’s Banking Practice Group within the Finance Department. He has practiced law for nearly 30 years, primarily in the leveraged finance area representing banks and other lenders in acquisition transactions. In addition to his primary focus on banking matters, Dorian has been extensively involved in structuring and documenting a large variety of transactions, including purchase and sale transactions, securitizations, joint ventures and project finance transactions.

Fabrice Fages – Paris
Fages is a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation & Professional Liability Practice Group within the Litigation Department. His practice mainly focuses on regulated sectors such as financial institutions and energy. He also advises clients in connection with arbitrations and is the Secretary General of EuroArbitration (the European center focused on the resolution of financial disputes). In addition to his primary focus, he has been extensively involved in French and European public policy matters.

Amanda Reeves – Washington, D.C.
Reeves is a member of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice Group within the Litigation Department. She regularly represents clients before the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) relating to investigations involving reviews of mergers & acquisitions and investigations of alleged anticompetitive conduct, as well as defending corporate clients in complex antitrust litigations. Reeves’ specialties are the application of the antitrust laws to high technology industries and the health care industry. She spent two years serving as Attorney Advisor to former FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch (who rejoined Latham & Watkins in February 2013), where her responsibilities included providing advice with respect to all aspects of competition law, including merger and anticompetitive practice investigations, litigation and appellate strategy, the IP/antitrust interface, and policy matters.

Julie Scallen – Boston
Scallen is a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice Groups within the Corporate Department. Her practice is focused on mergers & acquisitions and private equity transactions, and she represents public and private companies and private equity funds in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, dispositions, private equity and venture capital financings, strategic alliances, joint ventures and licensing transactions. She particularly has advised technology and life sciences companies on a range of transactions, including a number of acquisitions and joint ventures in the medical device and technology sector.

Ayesha Waheed – London
Waheed is a member of the firm’s Project Finance & Development Practice Group within the Finance Department. She represents developers and lenders in oil and gas, power generation and infrastructure projects around the world, including notable liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. She has significant experience in all aspects of structuring, negotiating and drafting finance and commercial documents in connection with privatizations and international project financings, in particular financings combining multiple sources of debt.

About Latham & Watkins

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Notes to Editor

1 Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France and Italy and affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi.


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