J. Ryan McCarthy

  • Partner
  • Eryan.mccarthy@lw.com
  • 200 Clarendon Street
  • Boston, MA 02116
  • USA
  • T +1.617.948.6035


Ryan McCarthy is a partner in the Boston office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. McCarthy has a broad-based transactional practice, with a focus on representing strategic buyers and sellers, private equity firms, growth equity firms, and their portfolio companies, in connection with:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Complex investments
  • Carve-outs
  • Auction processes
  • Joint ventures
  • Reorganizations
  • General corporate matters

Mr. McCarthy's practice spans a variety of sectors, ranging from technology and healthcare to energy and retail. 

Previously, Mr. McCarthy worked as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in its financial services division.


Mr. McCarthy’s recent transactions include representing:

  • KKR Technology Growth in its investments in each of:
    • O9 Solutions
    • Slice (MyPizza Technologies, Inc.)
  • Spectrum Equity in its investment in each of:
    • CINC Systems
    • Agilis Systems
    • Kajabi
    • Verisys
    • Rain King Software
    • Headspace
  • Westview Capital Partners in numerous investments including its acquisition of, or investment in each of:
    • Apex Technologies LLC
    • Abacus Group
    • Collaborative Solutions
    • Jopari Solutions
    • Snow Companies
    • Alpha II
    • Wavelink Software
  • ABRY Partners in its acquisition of each of:
    • FastMed Urgent Care
    • Dermatology Associates
    • NSM Insurance
  • Perella Weinberg Growth Equity in its investment in each of:
    • MetalEra Holdings
    • MSA Security
  • Harvest Partners Structured Capital Fund in its investment in American Roland Foods
  • Definitive Healthcare in its sale to Advent International
  • Snow Companies in its sale to Omnicom Group, Inc.
  • Mintz Group in its sale to ICV Partners
  • VMG Partners in the sale of Babyganics to SC Johnson & Son Inc.
  • LogMeIn, Inc. in its acquisition of Bold Software
  • ALKU in its sale to FFL Partners
  • Park Place Technologies in its sale to GTCR
  • MC Partners in its investment in Neutral Connect

According to sources, "He has very strong technical capabilities, in terms of knowing M&A, but he combines that with practicality."

Chambers USA 2021
Bar Qualification
  • Massachusetts
  • JD, Boston University School of Law, 2005
    cum laude
  • BA, Bowdoin College, 1999
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Technology
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Companies
  • Private Equity