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Press Release

Latham & Watkins Adds Highly Skilled Data & Technology Transactions Partner in New York

October 2, 2023
Jessica Cohen brings significant experience advising on intellectual property and technology aspects of complex transactions.

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Jessica Cohen has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Data & Technology Transactions Practice. Cohen advises on the intellectual property (IP) and technology aspects of complex transactions and has a broad-based counseling practice focused on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of intellectual property and technology.

Cohen regularly helps clients navigate IP, technology, and data issues within the context of mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, and joint ventures, and she also has extensive experience handing licensing, development, and services agreements, as well as outsourcing matters.

“Jessica understands the sophisticated IP and technology issues that arise in high-stakes transactions, and we are delighted to welcome her to the firm,” said Marc Jaffe, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ New York office. “Her deep knowledge and commercial approach will help our clients further propel their businesses forward.”

Gail Crawford, Global Chair of the firm’s Data & Technology Transactions Practice, said: “Jessica is a fantastic addition to our leading global team. She will help clients keep pace with the ever-evolving and increasing regulation of technology, and together we will continue to help clients navigate complex IP and technology issues.”

Cohen’s extensive experience spans multiple industries, including financial services, consumer products, industrials and manufacturing, and media and entertainment.

“Latham is a powerhouse in the technology sector with an unmatched global platform, and I am thrilled to join the firm,” Cohen said. “I was drawn to the firm’s collaborative and collegial culture, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to solve clients’ most significant legal and commercial challenges.”

Cohen joins Latham from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. She received her JD from George Washington University School of Law and BA from Cornell University.

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, in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office, and in Saudi Arabia through a limited liability company.