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James Beaubien

Partner, Latham & Watkins

THE LATEST: Beaubien recently advised health information company Cerner Corp. in a cooperation agreement with hedge fund Starboard Value that included operational improvements, a new board committee and an expanded capital return program.

BACKGROUND: Beaubien represents strategic and financial buyers and sellers in public and private transactions in Latham’s Century City office. He also advises clients on corporate governance, takeover defense planning and securities laws. His practice spans a variety of industries, including consumer products, media and entertainment, health care and real estate. His clients include Mattel Inc., Live Nation Entertainment Inc., Cerner Corp., Crown Resorts Ltd., DaVita Inc., Farmer Bros. Co., Kilroy Realty Corp., Saban Capital Group, and World Oil Corp.

WORTH NOTING: Beaubien formerly served as office managing partner as well as chair of the corporate department for Latham’s downtown office.

YEAR ON THE LA500: 3

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