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

  • Latham Earns Top Fintech Rankings Globally - February 10, 2021
  • Three London Partners Named in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2021 - January 24, 2021
  • Latham Named Capital Markets Group of the Year - December 13, 2020
  • Seven Lawyers Honored As Client Service All-Stars - December 09, 2020
  • Todd Beauchamp Named to Global Banking Regulation Review’s 45 under 45 List - December 03, 2020

“It’s a really great and very sophisticated firm that’s able to work with emerging tech companies."

Chambers USA 2020

Events

2020 TechGC IPO Forum

Media Coverage

Capital Markets Group Of The Year: Latham & WatkinsTodd Beauchamp Named to Global Banking Regulation Review’s 45 under 45 ListTop Women Lawyers in California: Judith Hasko

News

Latham & Watkins Advises Tonic Games on Sale to Epic GamesLatham & Watkins Advises TaxBit in US$100 Million Series A Financing Latham & Watkins Advises Foxtrot in its US$42 Million Series B Investment Round

Thought Leadership

The IPO PlaybookFinancial Statement Requirements in US Securities OfferingsThe Latham US IPO Guide

Webcasts & Podcasts

Exit This Way – Alternative & Traditional Paths to Going Public: A Closer Look at SPACSExit This Way – Alternative & Traditional Paths to Going Public: IPOs, Direct Listings & SPACsPodcast – Payments During the Pandemic – What Key Legal and Regulatory Themes Emerged During 2020?