Emerging Companies

Latham & Watkins represents private and public companies in the technology, life sciences, and other growth industries, as well as the venture capital firms and investment banks that finance the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Why Latham

Latham is a leading law firm with a significant presence in the four largest venture capital markets in the United States (US) — Silicon Valley, Boston/New England, Southern California, and New York. Latham leverages its global platform, with US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia capabilities, for the benefit of clients. In 2018, Legal 500 recognized Latham as one of the leading venture capital and emerging companies firms nationwide. Chambers USA 2018 ranked Latham’s startup and emerging companies practice nationwide as well as for venture capital work in Massachusetts and California.

Latham provides clients:

  • Cost-effective company formation
  • Strategic legal and business advice and day-to-day guidance to technology, life sciences, and cleantech companies throughout their growth stages
  • Global network of angel, venture capital, private equity, and investment banking relationships, and market knowledge
  • Extensive experience with private financings from angel, venture, and strategic investors
  • Market-leading IPO and M&A expertise
  • Seasoned public company corporate governance covering state corporation law, SEC compliance, state and federal disclosure, regulatory requirements, and shareholder communication
  • Full-service legal capabilities, including intellectual property advice, protection and litigation; commercialization of company, technology and IP assets; employment, equity, and other compensation and benefits; and regulatory and other capabilities unique to Latham’s platform

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Our Experience

Latham has closed hundreds of private company financings with aggregate value of more than US$9 billion over the last five years. Latham has strong relationships with venture capital and private equity firms as well as investment banks that are active in the technology, life sciences and cleantech industries. Latham is also the leading firm for US IPOs, both as issuer’s and underwriters’ counsel.

 

Awards & Rankings

  • Bay Area Partners Honored as Top Artificial Intelligence Lawyers in California - June 27, 2019
  • Two West Coast Partners Named California Trailblazers - June 24, 2019
  • Latham Earns Top FinTech US and Global Rankings From Chambers - December 12, 2018
  • Latham Again Honored as a Top Legal Innovator - December 12, 2018
  • Emerging Companies Partner Named Among San Diego's 50 Influential Leaders - September 06, 2018

“Interviewees report: ‘The people at Latham are very intelligent, highly competent and very diligent,’ describing them further as ‘very thorough, polite and professional.’”  

Chambers 2018

Events

JOURNEY 2019

Media Coverage

Top Artificial Intelligence Lawyers in California: Haim ZaltzmanCalifornia Trailblazer: Haim ZaltzmanLatham and ConsenSys Partner on Convertible Note Generator

News

Bay Area Partners Honored as Top Artificial Intelligence LawyersTwo West Coast Partners Named California TrailblazersLatham Expands Leading FinTech Practice with Prominent D.C. Hires

Thought Leadership

Abu Dhabi Global Market Issues Updated Comprehensive Guidance on Cryptoasset FrameworkToken Presale Agreements and the ConsenSys Automated Convertible NoteRegulating Crypto-assets and ICOs? ESMA and EBA Consider the Benefits

Webcasts & Podcasts

Funding Growth Through DebtA Path Forward for Consumer Tokens?Achieving Successful Outcomes as a Non-US Company Investing in or Acquiring Technology Companies in Silicon Valley