Jim Beaubien is of counsel in the Century City office of Latham & Watkins, where he has practiced since 1991. Mr. Beaubien formerly served as Office Managing Partner, as well as Chair of the Corporate Department, in the Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and public companies.

Mr. Beaubien represents strategic and financial buyers and sellers in public and private transactions. He also advises clients on corporate governance, takeover defense planning, and securities laws. Mr. Beaubien’s practice spans a variety of industries, and includes extensive experience in consumer products, media and entertainment, health care, and real estate. His clients include Live Nation, Cerner Corporation, DaVita, Anivive Lifesciences, Mattel, Health Net, Crown Resorts, Farmer Bros., Kilroy Realty, and Moelis & Co.

Mr. Beaubien’s experience includes the following representations:

  • DaVita in connection with its US$4.3 billion sale of its medical group business to UnitedHealth Group 
  • Live Nation in connection with its acquisition of C3 Presents
  • Cerner Corporation in connection with its acquisition of Siemens' worldwide health care IT business
  • Crown Resort in connection with its acquisition of a 20% stake in Nobu
  • Mattel in connection with its acquisition of Mega Brands
  • Mattel in connection with its acquisition of HIT Entertainment
  • Live Nation in connection with its merger with Ticketmaster
  • Arden Realty in connection with its acquisition by General Electric
  • Health Net in connection with the divestiture of its Northeast operations
  • Shamrock Holdings in connection with its bid to acquire the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Mattel in connection with its acquisition of Radica Games Ltd.
  • Leonard Green in its connection with its acquisition of FTD
  • Leonard Green in connection with the acquisition of IMS Health
  • Live Nation in connection with the sale of Live Nation Motor Sports
  • Leonard Green in connection with its proposed acquisition of Hollywood Entertainment
  • Saban Capital in connection with the acquisition of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
  • Gryphon Investors in connection with the sale of Bright Now! Dental to Freeman Spogli
  • Crest Steel in connection with its acquisition by Reliance Steel
  • Health Net in connection with the divestiture of its Northeast operations
  • Gryphon Investors in connection with the sale of Bright Now! Dental to Freeman Spogli
  • Nestlé USA in connection with the sale of Libby Canned Meats
  • Nestlé USA in connection with the acquisition of Ortega Mexican Foods

Bar Qualification

  • California

Education

  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 1991
  • AB, Princeton University, 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English