William H. Schwab

  • John Hancock Tower, 27th Floor
  • 200 Clarendon Street
  • Boston, MA 02116
  • USA

William Schwab is counsel in the Boston office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm's Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. 

Mr. Schwab's practice focuses on advising leading private equity funds and their portfolio companies in connection with:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Early and late-stage private equity investments
  • Leveraged buy-outs and recapitalizations
  • Management buyouts
  • Secondary transactions

Mr. Schwab also provides outside general counsel to private companies, assisting with:

  • Debt and equity financings
  • Corporate governance
  • Commercial agreements
  • Employment matters

Mr. Schwab's representative clients include Goldman Sachs, Great Hill Partners, TA Associates, Bregal Sagemount, Columbus Nova and Fairhaven Capital Partners.  Mr. Schwab is also general outside counsel to a number of private companies, including IntApp, Inc., Accretive Technologies, All Web Leads, Buscapé.com, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., Legacy.com and QMC Telecom International.

Transactions representative of Mr. Schwab's practice include:

  • Goldman Sachs & Co. in numerous investment and sales transactions and recapitalizations, including:
    • Network Merchants
    • NorthStar Alarm Systems
    • Resolute Anesthesia and Pain Solutions
  • Great Hill Partners' acquisition of IntApp, Inc., and its subsequent strategic acquisition of Advance Productivity Software
  • The sale of NMD Interactive (d/b/a Street Easy.com) to Zillow, Inc.
  • Thayer Street Partners in its secondary investment in SESAC Inc.
  • Bregal Sagemount's equity and debt investment in Vital Insights
  • Constant Contact, Inc. in its strategic acquisition of SinglePlatform
  • TA Associates' sale of Microban International, Ltd. to W.M. Barr & Co.

Mr. Schwab is very active in the community, volunteering his time for pro bono matters such as coordinating a benefits assistance project for wounded combat veterans, and advising an education organization focusing on social justice in underserved schools and a medical education program focused on Haiti. He serves as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association's Committee on Venture Capital and Emerging Companies and, prior to entering the law, worked at the U.S. Department of State.