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USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Last Updated: November 8, 2017
David Ajalat is a senior associate in the corporate department of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm's emerging growth companies practice group. He joined the firm in 2016 and is located in the Century City office.
Ajalat’s practice focuses on representing emerging companies, entrepreneurs and venture capital and private equity funds in a broad range of industries, including software, digital media and entertainment, sports, mobile, consumer Internet, e-commerce, virtual reality, gaming, cleantech and fintech. Ajalat advises emerging growth companies throughout their life-cycle, from formation and financings through exit planning. He also regularly represents venture capital, private equity and strategics in connection with their investments and M&A transactions.
Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, he was an associate at Cooley, LLP in Santa Monica and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP in San Francisco.
Ajalat earned his JD from USC, where he graduated Order of the Coif. During law school, he externed for the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He obtained his BA in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
The New Republic published a review of Sam Erman's book entitled "Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire. According to the reviewer, "The book is deeply researched and densely footnoted, but Erman’s writing is also lively and lucid, and he has an eye for catchy stories and compelling characters." The review goes on to suggest that aside from its compelling narrative, the book "has recovered a crucial history of the struggle over democracy, rights, race, and gender in America, a set of conflicts we have not left behind."
Jonathan Barnett co-authored a letter to the Federal Trade Commission in response to a request for public comments following Hearings #4 on Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy.
Dorothy S. Lund
"Nonvoting Shares and Efficient Corporate Governance," Ackerman Conference on Differential Voting Shares, Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
"Implementing Carpenter" posted to SSRN.