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Latham & Watkins Expands Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices in Chicago

April 15, 2021
Nathan Davis advises on both sophisticated private equity transactions and public company M&A deals.

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Nathan Davis has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Corporate Department and member of Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices. Davis advises on top-tier private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nathan to our premier Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices,” said Charles Ruck, Global Chair of Latham’s Corporate Department. “The world of corporate transactions continues to see heavy activity, and we remain committed to further growing in line with our clients’ needs. Nathan’s work representing some of the world’s leading private equity firms, combined with his public M&A experience, is a perfect complement to our global platform.”

Cathy Birkeland, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Chicago, added: “Nathan is a fantastic addition to our strong Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices in Chicago, which function as key drivers of the firm’s global M&A and PE Practices. He has an excellent reputation in the market for his high caliber of work, and we are excited to welcome him to the team in Chicago to serve our Midwestern, national, and international clients on their most sophisticated deals.”

Paul Sheridan, Global Chair of the Private Equity Practice at Latham, added: “Nathan has worked on some of the most complex transactions in the market across a variety of industries and geographies. His experience, commercial approach, and collegial spirit will be of tremendous benefit to our clients.”

“Latham is an international leader in both M&A and private equity with an unmatched integrated global platform,” said Davis. “I am equally drawn to Latham for its entrepreneurial spirit and culture of collaboration and teamwork. I very much look forward to being a part of this tremendous firm.”

Davis joins Latham from Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago. He received his JD, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the University of Minnesota Law School.

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 Firm of Salman M. Al-Sudairi, a limited liability company, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.