Latham & Watkins represents businesses that provide products and services both to government defense departments, such as the US Department of Defense or the UK Ministry of Defence, as well as the armed forces of other countries throughout the world, civilian agencies, and various sub-contractors in those supply chains.
Latham's team advises companies that produce airframes, engines and aircraft component systems; large and small civil aircraft, firearms, ammunition, missiles, military aircraft, armored military vehicles and soldier protective equipment; as well as those who develop space and satellite systems, radio and telecommunications, general information technology, and more.
The firm regularly advises clients on financing and structuring international agreements, ranging from teaming arrangements to joint ventures and broader strategic alliances; they also help clients identify the appropriate model for their business needs, shape approaches to mitigate various risks in key areas, and implement such arrangements.
The Latham team advises industry participants on:
- Changes to compensation and benefits plans
- Corporate governance issues and compliance standards
- Day-to-day operations
- Labor, employment and environmental issues
- Public company reporting obligations
- Strategic corporate initiatives