Joel H. Trotter is the Global Co-Chair of the Public Company Representation Practice and 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 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. Mr. Trotter represents major New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq companies, and counsels issuers and underwriters in the public offering process and other Securities and Exchange Commission-related matters. He serves as special counsel for 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.
Law360 named Mr. Trotter one of the 10 Most Admired Securities Attorneys from over 1,000 nominations. With "deep expertise and excellent judgment" on sophisticated securities matters, he is "one of the firm's go-to sources for advice," described by Law360 as a "smart, creative and responsive" counselor who "knows how to listen" and is "always available and never seems stressed." The Legal 500 US (2017) recommended Mr. Trotter for Corporate Governance (Tier 1), and Law Business Research named him to the International Who's Who of Capital Markets Lawyers.