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Latham Continues to Expand M&A and Private Equity Practices

July 7, 2021
Ravi Purohit adds significant experience in the infrastructure and energy industries.

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Ravi Purohit has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department. He will serve as a Global Vice Chair of the firm’s Energy & Infrastructure Industry Group and will be a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices. Mr. Purohit will initially be based in the New York office and, after an impending move, will be predominately based in the Houston office.

Mr. Purohit has extensive experience as a financial investor and both in private practice and as an in-house counsel, and is well known in each context for executing sophisticated and complex transactions. He will advise public and private companies, institutional investors, financial sponsors, and private capital across all energy and infrastructure sectors including midstream energy, renewables, and utilities as well as transportation, telecommunications, water, waste, and public private partnerships.

“Ravi’s diverse experience and talents make him a fantastic addition to our ever-growing M&A and Private Equity Practices,” said Charles Ruck, Global Chair of Latham’s Corporate Department. “We look forward to advancing the growth of our M&A practice with Ravi’s talent, creativity, and commercial mindedness.”

Most recently, Mr. Purohit served as general counsel at Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, a US$15 billion open-ended global infrastructure fund, through a secondment from the partnership at his prior firm, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Prior to re-joining private practice, he served as a managing director at Blackstone Infrastructure Partners where he was a founding member of the investment team responsible for sourcing and executing infrastructure transactions. He also previously served as a managing director at Alinda Capital Partners, an infrastructure investment firm.

Justin Stolte, Global Chair of the firm’s Energy & Infrastructure Industry Group, added: “With experience working both in-house and in private practice, Ravi provides a unique perspective on market trends and the changing needs of our clients. In addition, his deep experience in energy and infrastructure will serve as a valuable asset to our clients, and further strengthen our position as a market leader in those areas.”

“We are excited to welcome Ravi to the firm,” said Tim Fenn, Office Managing Partner in Houston. “He is a talented and savvy business-focused advisor known for building strong relationships with clients and colleagues. His unique insights, skills, and experience will complement our practice and strengthen our capabilities.”

“Ravi is recognized as a leading M&A and private equity practitioner,” said Marc Jaffe, Office Managing Partner in New York. “His arrival adds to the depth of our growing talent and reinforces our commitment to providing our clients with the highest caliber of service. We are thrilled to have him on board.”

“I am delighted to join Latham’s premier M&A and Private Equity Practices,” said Mr. Purohit. “Latham’s robust global platform is a tremendous asset to clients and with strengths across an array of practice areas, the firm is truly a one-stop shop for clients seeking effective and cohesive representation. I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues in New York, Houston, and around the world to advise our clients on their critical legal matters.”

Mr. Purohit received his JD from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his BA from Emory University, with honors, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 

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

1 Latham & 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 Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.