Joel H. Trotter is the Co-Chair of the firm's national office, a central resource for clients and Latham lawyers facing complex issues arising under the US securities laws. He is the former Global Co-Chair of the Public Company Representation Practice and previously served for 10 years as Co-Chair of the Corporate Department in the Washington, D.C. office.
Mr. Trotter's practice focuses on capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, and corporate governance. He represents issuers and underwriters in the public offering process and other Securities and Exchange Commission-related matters. He counsels boards of directors on governance issues, corporate crises, and business combination proposals.
As one of two lawyers on the IPO Task Force, Mr. Trotter served as a principal author of the IPO-related provisions of the JOBS Act of 2012, enacted by a nearly unanimous Congress to reform the IPO process for emerging growth companies.
Law360 named Mr. Trotter one of the 10 Most Admired Securities Attorneys from over 1,000 nominations, noting his "deep expertise and excellent judgment" on strategic matters, for which he is "one of the firm's go-to sources for advice." Who's Who Legal recognized Mr. Trotter as a leading lawyer who is "adept at handling complex issues for major corporate clients." The Legal 500 US recommended Mr. Trotter for Corporate Governance (Tier 1), and Law Business Research named him to the International Who's Who of Capital Markets Lawyers.