Johan (Hans) V. Brigham

  • Partner
  • 200 Clarendon Street
  • Boston, MA 02116
  • USA
  • T +1.617.948.6008


Hans Brigham is the Managing Partner of the Boston office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Practices. Mr. Brigham's practice focuses on providing a broad range of transaction-based services for private equity, growth equity and venture firms, as well as strategic acquirers and sellers.

In addition to straightforward mergers and acquisitions, his experience includes:

  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Management-led buyouts
  • “Take private” transactions
  • Structured Capital transactions
  • Equity/debt recapitalizations
  • Growth equity and venture capital investing

Mr. Brigham has been named as:

  • A leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A, Private Equity: Buyouts, and Private Equity: Venture Capital by Chambers USA 2019
  • A leading lawyer for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions by The Best Lawyers in America 2006-2020
  • BTI Client Service All-Star in 2017
  • One of the 2006 Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America
  • The Boston Globe’s mergers and acquisitions recipient of the 2008 and 2009 Best Lawyers in Boston


Mr. Brigham’s recent transactions include advising:

  • Harvest Partners Structured Capital Fund in several transactions, including its:
    • Investment in American Roland Foods
    • Investment in OTG Management
    • Investment in GPM Investments
  • Falcon Investment Advisors in multiple transactions, including its:
    • Investment in CardConnect
    • Investment in Titan
  • New Heritage Capital in several transactions, including its:
    • Acquisition of The Execu/Search Group, LLC
    • Investment in Continental Services
  • Perella Weinberg Partners in multiple transactions, including its:
    • Investment in Western Window Systems
    • Acquisition of MSA Security
    • Investment B. Lane, Inc. (D.B.A. Fashion to Figure)
  • Westview Capital Partners numerous investments including its:
    • Acquisition of Northwest Plan Services
    • Investment in English Color
    • Acquisition of a controlling interest in Graphic Controls, Inc.*
    • Acquisition and disposition of LDiscovery, LLC
  • Teradyne, Inc. in its acquisition of LitePoint Corporation
  • Titan Fitness in its acquisition of NewFit, Ltd.      

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Mr. Brigham "has a very good practical sense, [and] knows how to expedite negotiations and demonstrate vision around a transaction." He is the "perfect guy when you need high-level strategy."Chambers USA 2019
Bar Qualification
  • Massachusetts
  • JD, University of Michigan, 1991
    cum laude
  • BA, Yale University, 1988
  • Information Technology – Systems & Solutions
  • Life Sciences
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity