John J. Clair is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the Tax Department. His practice centers around corporate taxation and specifically involves advising clients on tax issues involved in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and financial products and services. He has represented investment banks, private equity sponsors, public companies, individual investors and foreign corporations. Mr. Clair has been recognized for his domestic tax work in the Legal 500 US and Chambers USA guides. In addition, he was cited as a leading tax attorney by the Los Angeles Business Journal in its 2009 "Who's Who in Law" feature and as a recommended attorney in World Tax 2010, a guide to the world's leading tax firms published by International Tax Review.
Mr. Clair is a member of the Los Angeles County, State of California, and American Bar Associations. He has written various articles for the Practising Law Institute, Tax Executives Institute, Penn State Dickinson School of Law and the New York City Bar Center and New York University Institute on Federal Taxation
JD, University of Pennsylvania, 1972
Order of the Coif; Comment Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
AB, Brown University, 1968
John is qualified to practice before the California bar and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in England and Wales.