Latham tech expert promoted to Silicon Valley head

Latham & Watkins is ushering in a new era for its Silicon Valley office after appointing a new managing partner in the region.

Ora Fisher is taking over the role as office managing partner for Silicon Valley from Peter Kerman who was recently appointed as chair of Latham’s global corporate department. Kerman has headed up the Silicon Valley office since 1997 when it was first opened.

Fisher has held a number of senior roles at the firm, most recently as co-chair of Latham’s venture and technology practice group.