Alfred C. Pfeiffer, Jr. is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins and is Co-chair of the firm's Antitrust & Competition Practice. He has extensive experience in civil antitrust cases, civil and criminal government antitrust investigations, and other competition-related commercial cases.
With more than 25 years of antitrust trial experience covering numerous industries, Mr. Pfeiffer has a wide range of practical experience, having won numerous trials, arbitrations, summary judgments and appeals in antitrust, communications and other complex cases. He has developed a particular focus on claims involving dominant firm conduct and the information technologies and telecommunications arenas. Mr. Pfeiffer also advises companies regarding the antitrust aspects of acquisitions, joint ventures and distribution agreements. He has successfully represented clients involved in investigations conducted by the US Department of Justice and the California Attorney General.
Mr. Pfeiffer has been recognized as a leading Antitrust lawyer in legal guides such as Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US, and was recently named a "Mover and Shaker" by The Deal. In 2011, he was a Finalist for Global Competition Review's Lawyer of the Year Award. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America survey in the Antitrust Law category every year since 2008, and was named the "Best Lawyers San Francisco Antitrust Law Lawyer of the Year" in 2012. Mr. Pfeiffer was also named Antitrust MVP by Law 360 (2011) and a Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer magazine (2000).
Mr. Pfeiffer has been active for many years in the leadership of the ABA's Section on Antitrust. He is currently Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee, and is a former Chair of the Committee Operations Task Force and the Communications Industry Committee, and co-authored the ABA Antitrust Section's Telecom Antitrust Handbook (2005).