Latham partners with in-house counsel and executive management to consider the legal ramifications of key business decisions and ensure compliance and best practices. For some clients, Latham acts as the primary outside legal counsel advising on day-to-day operations; while for others the firm serves as an adjunct to in-house legal departments, counseling clients in highly specialized areas of the law.
Latham’s lawyers are at home in the boardroom and regularly counsel directors and senior management on legal strategies, regulatory requirements, disclosure, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and stock exchange compliance. The firm’s ranks include numerous former high-ranking SEC officials, rule makers and enforcement lawyers, which brings a unique understanding to cutting-edge issues. The group’s senior lawyers serve as seasoned crisis counselors to corporate clients in high-risk situations, such as internal and external investigations, control contests, shareholder activism, accounting restatements and major strategic initiatives.
Latham’s counsel to corporate clients is informed by keen industry insight about the business trends of public companies. The firm provides practical solutions on diverse legal issues including:
The firm’s Takeover Defense Practice also provides clients with advice concerning unsolicited takeover transactions and other threats to the long-term interests of stockholders.