Marc W. Rappel

  • Retired Partner

It is with great sadness that we mourn the death of retired partner Marc Rappel, who passed away on Monday, February 3. He made a significant impact on many and leaves behind fond memories from his decades-long Latham career.

Marc joined the firm in 1980 after graduating from the University of Chicago Law School and was admitted to the partnership in 1988, representing some of the biggest names in industry — corporate and individual alike — including World Cup USA 1994, Time Warner, CNN, Fred Astaire, and Clark Gable.

He embodied a style that was truly one-of-a-kind, underpinned by his immense intellect, deep integrity, and quick wit. And to watch him in the courtroom was nothing short of inspiring.

Marc W. Rappel retired from partnership on April 30, 2012. He was a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Rappel has broad experience in:

  • Securities and acquisition litigation
  • Entertainment litigation
  • Injunctive relief and other expedited proceedings
  • NASD investigations of alleged non-disclosure and insider trading
  • Regulatory review of various acquisition
  • Litigation exposure analysis in connection with several potential acquisitions
  • Private company control contests and dissolutions
  • Defending class actions and investor claims
  • Education
    • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 1980
    • BAS, Southern Methodist University, 1977
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