Susan Parker, Chair of the Boston Finance Department, advises private equity sponsors, investment funds, and operating companies across all stages of the investment life cycle, with a particular focus on the middle market.

Ms. Parker leverages fluency in all levels of the capital structure and interdisciplinary fund experience — including in-house at global investment institutions — to help clients navigate:

  • Private equity and growth equity financings, including recurring revenue facilities and cash flow
  • Structured equity and pre-IPO financings
  • M&A, joint ventures, and other direct investments

She identifies transactional risks before they jeopardize a deal and devises creative solutions that allow clients to achieve their commercial objectives.    

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Parker was a partner at a Boston-based law firm. Before that, she was senior counsel at Audax Group, The Boston Consulting Group, and the Power and Infrastructure Group of Hancock Financial Services’ North American Investment Division. In these roles, she led on a variety of strategic partnerships, acquisitions, investment, and financing transactions.

Ms. Parker maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing a 13-year-old El Salvadorian in an asylum case through KIND, a nonprofit organization focused on providing high-quality legal representation to children in immigration court.

Ms. Parker’s experience includes advising:

  • Cove Hill Partners, Mainsail Partners, Silversmith Capital Partners, TPG Capital, Riverside Partners, Berkshire Partners, Summit Partners, M/C Partners, Great Hill Partners, Long Ridge Equity Partners, and Bain Capital on a variety of financing transactions*
  • BV Investment Partners on numerous financing transactions, including:
    • Marlabs*
    • SupportNinja*
    • Right Networks*
    • Becklar*
    • Consero*
  • New Heritage Partners on numerous acquisition financings, including:
    • Welcome Dairy*
    • FMS Solutions*
    • Carnegie Dartlet*
  • Serent Capital on numerous acquisition financings, including:
    • Procurement Partners*
    • Davisware*
    • The Professional Companies*
    • Raintree Systems*
  • Various private and public company borrowers, including:
    • Domino’s Pizza, Inc. on its US$1.67 billion offering of senior secured asset-backed securities under its whole-business securitization*
    • Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. on its precedent-setting US$1.67 billion whole-business securitization*
  • Sverica Capital on the following acquisition financings:
    • ShadowDragon*
    • WinWire Technologies*
    • DeFY Security*
    • Gorilla Logic*
  • Numerous private equity and growth equity firms on continuation fund transactions, bridge financings, management company financings, and capital call financings

*Matter handled prior to joining the firm

Bar Qualification

  • Massachusetts


  • JD, George Washington University Law School
    with honors
  • MTS, Harvard Divinity School
  • BA, Wesleyan University
    Phi Beta Kappa, with highest honors