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Latham & Watkins Continues Bay Area M&A and Private Equity Practice Expansion

December 1, 2020
Navneeta Rekhi represents private equity funds and private companies in sophisticated corporate transactions.

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Navneeta Rekhi has joined the firm’s Bay Area offices as a partner in the Corporate Department and member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices. Rekhi represents private equity funds and private companies in a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, divestitures, distressed acquisitions and in-court and out-of-court restructuring, minority investments, recapitalizations, corporate governance, executive compensation and equity incentive arrangements, and general corporate matters.

“We are thrilled to welcome Navneeta to our premier Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices,” said Marc Jaffe, Global Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Corporate Department. “As a global leader in these practice areas, we remain focused on meeting our clients’ needs by continuing to expand them across key markets around the world, including in the Bay Area. Navneeta’s addition further underscores that deep commitment.”

Kirt Switzer, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in San Francisco, added: “Throughout her past 10 years practicing in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, Navneeta has built strong relationships and has an incredible reputation for her deal-savvy and commercial approach, which has earned the trust of clients who have engaged her repeatedly on deals. We look forward to Navneeta being a part of our Bay Area M&A and private equity teams, and know that she will be of tremendous benefit to our clients.”

“Latham’s reputation for premier M&A and private equity work, complemented by the firm’s global platform and multidisciplinary approach is second to none. I am thrilled to be joining the team and look forward to helping continue to expand the M&A and private equity practices in the Bay Area offices,” said Rekhi.

Rekhi joins Latham & Watkins from Kirkland & Ellis in San Francisco. She is the latest addition to an extensive group of prominent partners who have recently joined Latham's Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices, including Eric Schwartzman, who joined in the Bay Area in July. Rekhi received her JD, cum laude, from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

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.