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Scott Wolfe

Partner, Latham and Watkins

In 1978, Scott Wolfe became a partner of Latham and Watkins, a law firm which specializes in capital markets, commercial litigation, emerging companies, environmental liability, insurance, IP, M&A, real estate and securities litigation. Wolfe advises startup and emerging businesses and public companies, particularly in life sciences and advanced technology. He was a co-founder and counsel of Alliance for Southern California Innovation, a recently formed nonprofit focused on improving the tech and life sciences ecosystem in Southern California whose members are the leading universities and research institutes based in Southern California. Wolfe, who has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America from 1991 to 2017, serves on the boards of life science organization and on the executive committee of Rady Children’s Hospital. Wolfe was a minority owner of the San Diego Padres from 1990 to 1999.

ALMA MATER: Harvard University, Harvard Law and Business Schools

TRAVELS: Asheville, North Carolina to visit grandchildren.

ADVICE: “Surround yourself with a great team and make work fun for everyone.”

AFTER HOURS: Contemporary art collecting.