Peter Ziegler '63 was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and served as co-Partner-in-Charge of the office from 1999 until his retirement in 2008. He has handled a number of significant matters, including the representation of Farmers Group, Inc. in its defense against a takeover by B.A.T. Industries in 1988; Computer Sciences Corporation in its acquisition of the data services division of General Dynamics Corporation, and the related information technology outsourcing agreements in 1992; the Times Mirror Company in its disposition of its professional publishing assets in 1998; the merger of The Times Mirror Company with Tribune Company in 2000 and several transactions on behalf of Northrop Grumman Corporation, including its acquisition of Litton Industries, Inc. in 2001, its merger with TRW Inc. in 2002 and the disposition of TRW's Automotive business in 2003.
Ziegler is the past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Business and Corporations Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and is also a member of the American and California Bar Associations. Peter lectures on corporate and securities law matters and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. He served on Webb's Board of Trustees from 1989 to 2009.
Ziegler received his B.S. in industrial administration and organizational behavior from Yale in 1967. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1974. Prior to joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Ziegler served in the United States Navy as a line officer from 1967 to 1971.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”