Initial Public Offerings

Across virtually every industry and global market, issuers and investment banks alike look to Latham & Watkins for unparalleled legal services and proven success with initial public offerings (IPOs) across the globe.

Why Latham

Ensuring a Successful Transaction

Latham's capital markets lawyers provide client-focused legal services across all aspects of IPOs. The team's deep knowledge and insight place Latham's securities and capital markets lawyers among the most qualified and experienced in the industry. Our team works with colleagues in our global Capital Markets Practice and market-leading industry, regulatory and compliance practices to provide clients with an integrated service, no matter where they are in the world.

See Latham's IPO Playbook for a collection of resources for companies considering an IPO.

Adding Value Beyond an IPO

Newly public companies often continue to seek Latham’s services after the completion of an Initial Public Offering (IPO), as the firm offers public company clients one of the most experienced and respected corporate and securities practice teams in the world. At Latham, clients find teams that expertly and routinely handle the entire array of issues affecting public companies, particularly in areas such as corporate and securities laws, tax matters, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, litigation, antitrust and competition lawemployee benefits and environmental law.

Awards & Rankings

Awards & Rankings content for Initial Public Offerings
  • Asian Legal Business Honors Latham for Influential Deal Work - April 18, 2019
  • Greg Rodgers Named American Lawyer Dealmaker of the Year - March 27, 2019
  • Latham Again Named Technology Group of the Year - February 18, 2019
  • Latham Named Capital Markets Practice Group of the Year - February 04, 2019
  • Latham Again Honored as a Top Legal Innovator - December 12, 2018

Latham ranked #1 as US IPO legal advisor to issuers and underwriters by deal count in Bloomberg YE 2018.


2020 TechGC IPO ForumWebcast – Testing the Waters: Exploring the SEC's New Rule for All Issuers

Media Coverage

Three New York Partners Named Notable Women in LawDealmaker of the Year: Latham's Greg RodgersTechnology Group of the Year: Latham


Firm Advises Casper Sleep Inc. in IPOLatham Represents Sprout Social, Inc. in IPOLatham and The Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi Advise on the Initial Public Offering of Saudi Aramco

Thought Leadership

Financial Statement Requirements in US Securities OfferingsFinancial Statement Requirements in US Securities Offerings - US IssuersFinancial Statement Requirements in US Securities Offerings - Non-US Issuers

Webcasts & Podcasts

Testing the Waters: Exploring the SEC's New Rule for All Issuers