David L. Shapiro

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

David L. Shapiro

David L. Shapiro

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

David Shapiro represents clients in real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions, particularly in the hospitality, gaming and healthcare industries.

These transactions have included real estate acquisitions and dispositions of hotels, nursing homes, hospitals, casinos, sites for riverboat gaming and retail developments and various other properties; syndicated hotel joint ventures and other joint ventures; management arrangements; leasing and development of Harrah's Joliet, Illinois Riverboat and various Bass Pro Shop developments.

Mr. Shapiro's M&A and private equity transactions have involved acquisitions, dispositions and investments in nursing home, therapy, pharmacy and other healthcare related businesses, hotel and gaming businesses, telecommunications and other businesses.

Mr. Shapiro's finance transactions have principally included representing both borrowers and lenders in secured and unsecured bank financings, CMBS financings, high yield bonds secured by casino and other real property assets and real estate workouts.

Mr. Shapiro's principal clients have included:

American Pharmaceutical Services
Bass Pro Shops
Beverly Enterprises and its pharmacy, hospice and therapy businesses
Harrah's Entertainment
Hilton Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Casinos
Lend Lease Real Estate Investments
Pharmacy Corporation of America
Promus Hotel Corporation
The Carlyle Group
Troon Golf

From 2000 until 2006, Mr. Shapiro was the Managing Partner of the Tokyo office of Latham & Watkins. During his time in Japan he represented US and European companies doing business in Japan, as well as Japanese clients in transactions in the US.

Mr. Shapiro was a member of the adjunct faculty of Northwestern University School of Law where he taught a course in structuring transactions.

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David L. Shapiro
Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1988

The Northwestern University School of Law is an elite, private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition.

BA
Class of 1984

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Career History
Partner
Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Adjunct Faculty Member
Prior

The Northwestern University School of Law is an elite, private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition.

Political Donations
$250
2009
$250
2007

Minority Whip at Office of the Senate Minority Whip, Richard J. Durbin

$500
2006

Former Senator from Connecticut

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Amphenol Corporation, Amphenol East Asia Ltd. (Singapore) purchase Amphenol FCI Asia Pte Ltd. from Bain Capital Private Equity LP

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Platinum Equity Advisors LLC purchases Volvo Rents, Inc. from AB Volvo

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Koch Industries, Inc. purchases Molex LLC

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the State Bar of Illinois
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David L. Shapiro is affiliated with Latham & Watkins LLP, Northwestern University - School of Law

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