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

  • Emerging Companies Partner Named Among San Diego's 50 Influential Leaders - September 06, 2018
  • Four Partners Named to 2018 Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers List - July 31, 2018
  • Six Partners Honored as 2018 Rising Stars - July 30, 2018
  • 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

“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

Webcast – Funding Growth for Technology Companies Through Debt

Media Coverage

50 Influential Leaders: Matthew BushVentureSouq And Latham & Watkins Launch Platform To Help UAE Entrepreneurs Evaluate Free Zones Top Women Lawyers 2018: Judith Hasko

News

Emerging Companies Partner Among San Diego's 50 Influential LeadersLatham Adds Top Technology M&A Lawyer in Silicon ValleyFour Partners Named to 2018 Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers List

Thought Leadership

How FIRRMA Changes the Game for Tech Cos. and InvestorsThe Yellow Brick Road for Consumer Tokens: The Path to SEC and CFTC ComplianceFive Legal Questions for Start-Ups

Webcasts & Podcasts

A Path Forward for Consumer Tokens?Achieving Successful Outcomes as a Non-US Company Investing in or Acquiring Technology Companies in Silicon ValleyAchieving Successful Outcomes as an Asian Company Investing in or Acquiring Technology Companies in Silicon Valley