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Latham & Watkins Grows Executive Compensation, Employment & Benefits Practice

January 18, 2022
Benjamin Rosemergy advises on all aspects of corporate transactions related to executive compensation and employee benefits.

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Benjamin Rosemergy has joined the firm's Chicago office as a partner in the Executive Compensation, Employment & Benefits Practice and as a member of the Tax Department. Rosemergy advises clients on all aspects of corporate transactions related to executive compensation and employee benefits.

Rosemergy regularly represents private equity funds and public and private companies in connection with stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, mergers, add-on and carve-out transactions, bankruptcy-related transactions, joint ventures, spin-offs, and large equity investments. He also advises funds, companies, executives, and management teams on executive compensation matters, including the establishment of equity-based compensation arrangements, other incentive compensation arrangements, and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements.

“Ben is a highly-regarded lawyer with a sophisticated skillset that will be of tremendous value to our clients who are navigating increasingly complex benefits and compensation matters,” added Bradd Williamson, Global Chair of Latham’s Executive Compensation, Employment & Benefits Practice. “Demand for lawyers with Ben’s experience has risen exponentially in recent years in line with the overall growth of Latham’s M&A and private equity practices, and we are excited to welcome him to our global team.” 

Ben is an excellent addition to our market-leading transactional teams in Chicago as well as throughout the US and globally, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the firm,” said Cathy Birkeland, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ Chicago office. “His experience advising private equity funds, public and private companies, executives, and management teams is aligned with the clients that we serve, and Ben’s skillset and commercial sense further enhances the value of service that we provide to support our robust deal pipeline.”

“Latham’s expansive and diverse global platform is second-to-none, and this is an exciting opportunity that will benefit my clients greatly,” said Rosemergy. “I am personally drawn to Latham’s collegial culture and team-based approach, and admire the firm’s vision for continued development and growth.”

Rosemergy received his JD from the University of Missouri School of Law and his BA from the University of Missouri. He joins Latham from Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago.

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 Israel through a limited liability company. 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.