Christopher Shoff

  • Partner
  • 10250 Constellation Blvd.
  • Suite 1100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90067
  • USA
  • T +1.424.653.5505


Chris Shoff is a partner in the Los Angeles and Century City offices of Latham & Watkins and Co-Chair of the firm’s Los Angeles Corporate Department. He is a member of the firm’s Emerging Companies Practice and is a leading advisor to emerging companies, venture capital firms, private equity firms, and strategic acquirers in the technology, life sciences, and other growth industries.

Mr. Shoff represents technology, life sciences, and other high growth companies and the venture capital, private equity, and strategic investors that finance them.

He regularly represents growth companies throughout their entire life cycle from formation to exit. In this role he advises companies, entrepreneurs, and investors on a full range of matters and transactions including:

  • Venture capital financings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Company formation
  • Equity incentives
  • Employment matters
  • Securities law compliance
  • Corporate governance
  • Public offerings

Mr. Shoff has extensive experience representing both sellers and acquirers in M&A transactions. This experience helps him more effectively advise emerging companies through their growth cycle in preparation for an exit.

Mr. Shoff is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Southern California Law School where he has taught courses on venture capital and emerging companies.


Mr. Shoff’s representative clients include:

Company Clients
  • Brandable
  • Carbon38
  • Clarabridge
  • Digicert
  • DreamWorks Animation*
  • Dyve Bio
  • Ephesoft
  • Facebook
  • FashionPhile
  • Filevine
  • Flowcast
  • GuideCX
  • Homie Technology
  • Jaanuu
  • Pray
  • SmartyPants Vitamins
  • Spiff
  • Qualcomm*
  • Taxbit
  • Thankful AI
  • The Bouqs
  • The VOID
  • UOMA Beauty
  • Venafi*
  • Violet Grey
  • XClaim
  • ZEFR*
  • Zwift
Venture Capital and Private Equity Fund Clients
  • Album VC
  • Bonfire Ventures
  • Fifth Wall
  • National Football League Players Inc. 
  • Manta Ray Ventures
  • Marlin Equity Partners
  • Mercato Partners
  • Montage Ventures
  • Oaktree Capital
  • Pando Ventures
  • Reimagined Ventures
  • Wavemaker Partners
  • Willow Growth Partners
  • Wonder Ventures

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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Bar Qualification
  • California
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2002
  • BS in Economics, Weber State University, 1999
    summa cum laude
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Capital Markets
  • Public Company Representation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Companies
  • Private Equity
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media