Laura P. Bauer

  • Partner
  • 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • USA
  • T +1.312.777.7015


Laurie Bauer is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Chicago office and a member of the Emerging Companies Practice.

Ms. Bauer regularly advises emerging companies and other closely held companies, venture capital firms, and family offices.

Ms. Bauer’s transactional experience includes:

  • Venture financing transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs) and spin-offs

She also provides public and private companies day-to-day advice on:

  • Entity formation and corporate structuring
  • Securities law compliance
  • Corporate governance matters
  • Employment matters
  • Equity incentives

Ms. Bauer has previously served as the Recruiting Partner for Latham’s Chicago office and as a member of the firm’s Ethics Committee and Women Enriching Business Committee.

Ms. Bauer has lectured on a variety of topics relating to venture financings including at The University of Michigan Law School, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and as part of the WiSTEM program at 1871.

Thought Leadership

  • Five Legal Questions for Start-Ups -  July 10, 2018
Recognized among Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers.Crain’s Chicago Business 2018
Bar Qualification
  • Illinois
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2005
  • BA, Carleton College, 2000
  • Public Company Representation
  • Emerging Companies
  • Capital Markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions