July 02, 2021
Bay Area corporate partner Greg Roussel has been named a Trailblazer West by The American Lawyer. The feature recognizes legal professionals based in the western United States who have moved the needle in the legal industry and are “truly agents of change,” according to The American Lawyer. In his published profile, Roussel explained how he met the needs of clients to efficiently onboard talented teams and acquire new technologies and key intellectual property by developing the “acquihire” deal structure around 12 years ago, which uses a release and waiver agreement that’s now been widely adopted throughout the technology industry. He expects that technology companies will continue to utilize such deal structures as they compete fiercely to attract the best and brightest talent. “By adapting traditional acquisition structures to focus on the motivation and retention of employees, we at Latham are able to tailor entire acquisition programs for our clients around their specific strategic objective,” Roussel said.
A member of Latham’s industry-leading Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Roussel advises both emerging companies and global market-leading clients in the media, social networking, enterprise software, electronic gaming, and mobile application sectors on their mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic investments. He excels at helping acquirers develop an efficient and consistent playbook to build long-term value through strategic transactions.