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. Dow Jones, Chambers USA, and The Legal 500 recognize Latham as a leading corporate, emerging companies, and venture capital practice in the US.

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

  • Head of Latham & Watkins’ India Practice Named Dealmaker of the Year - May 15, 2018
  • Two Bay Area Partners Honored as Top Women Lawyers - May 15, 2018
  • Latham Named Technology Group of the Year - February 08, 2018
  • Silicon Valley Partner Honored Among “Women Leaders in Tech Law” - July 31, 2017
  • Latham Excels in 2017 AmLaw Corporate Scorecard - May 15, 2017

“The ‘best-in-class’ practice at Latham & Watkins LLP is praised for being ‘very responsive, highly knowledgeable, having broad experience and a very strong team.’”
The Legal 500 US 2017

Media Coverage

VentureSouq And Latham & Watkins Launch Platform To Help UAE Entrepreneurs Evaluate Free Zones Top Women Lawyers 2018: Judith HaskoTechnology Group of the Year: Latham & Watkins

News

Head of Latham's India Practice Named Dealmaker of the YearLatham & Watkins and VentureSouq Launch the UAE Free Zone Navigator Leading Emerging Companies Partner Joins Latham & Watkins in Bay Area

Thought Leadership

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Webcasts & Podcasts

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