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Latham & Watkins Adds Leading Emerging Companies Partner in New York

August 4, 2020
Peyton Worley’s experience across the company life cycle further strengthens the firm’s Emerging Companies Practice in a strategic growth market.

New York, NY.…Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Peyton Worley has joined the firm as a corporate partner, based in the New York office, in the Emerging Companies Practice. Worley advises emerging and established technology companies across their entire life cycle, from formation through IPO or sale, including in capital-raising transactions, entry into strategic partnerships, founder liquidity transactions, and acquisitions and dispositions. Worley also represents the venture capital firms and growth capital firms that invest in these early stage startups and fast growth companies.  

Worley’s experience spans a range of industries, including social and digital media, artificial intelligence, insurtech, healthcare, e-commerce, fintech, adtech, enterprise software, network security, and content publishing, as well as biopharmaceuticals and other life science companies, all of which are key players in New York’s active emerging companies space.  

John Chory, Global Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Emerging Companies Practice, said: “Peyton brings terrific experience advising major players in the tech space. He knows the venture capital firms that are driving the tech economy. Combining Peyton’s experience with Latham’s unmatched global reach makes us better able to meet the needs of our clients.”

“Peyton has deep connections in some of the most active, growth sectors in the market. This will be great news to our clients in New York, an important hub for tech innovation,” said Michèle Penzer, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in New York. “His experience, skill, energy, and entrepreneurial drive underscore our commitment to deliver top-notch tech capabilities in the city, the country, and around the world.” 

Marc Jaffe, Global Chair of the Corporate Department, added: “We’re thrilled to add Peyton to our vibrant Emerging Companies practice. The fact that he brought his first-class experience and market standing to Latham speaks both to the power of our team, and our ability to deliver the best talent to our clients. Peyton is an outstanding addition to our technology practice and he will help accelerate our strategy.” 

Worley said: “Latham is a firm that provides the highest levels of counsel to clients throughout the life cycle of an emerging company — wherever in the world that company is. I was attracted to Latham’s formidable global platform, and how seamlessly the tech practice works with their top-notch regulatory, litigation, and transactional practices. I see Latham as a great way to open opportunities for the clients I advise.”

Worley joins from Cooley LLP in New York. He received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 2001. He is admitted to practice in both New York and Massachusetts.  

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

1Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Firm of Salman M. Al-Sudairi, a limited liability company, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.