Alexa Berlin is Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins' Chicago Corporate Department. Ms. Berlin represents clients in capital markets transactions and advises public companies and boards of directors on corporate governance and securities law matters.

Ms. Berlin represents both issuers and investment banking firms in a variety of capital markets transactions, including:

  • Initial public offerings
  • Spin-off transactions
  • Follow-on offerings
  • Block trades
  • ATM programs

Ms. Berlin also counsels public company clients and their boards on a day-to-day basis, advising on:

  • ’34 Act reporting 
  • Complex disclosure requirements 
  • Corporate governance best practices
  • NYSE / Nasdaq requirements
  • Rule 144
  • Section 16
  • Securities regulation
  • Financial reporting 

Representative IPOs Ms. Berlin has advised on include:

  • UL Solutions
  • Airbnb
  • Expensify
  • Definitive Healthcare
  • Vital Farms
  • Beyond Meat
  • TransUnion
  • Performance Food Group
  • SeaWorld Entertainment
  • La Quinta

Ms. Berlin has also represented multiple clients in spinning-off business segments and divisions to create stand-alone, independent companies, including:

  • Worthington Industries (now Worthington Enterprises) in the spin-off and listing of its steel processing business, Worthington Steel
  • Colfax Corporation (now Enovis Corporation) in the spin-off and listing of its fabrication technology business, ESAB Corporation
  • Delphi Automotive (now Aptiv) in the spin-off and listing of its powertrain business, Delphi Technologies
  • Spirit Realty Capital in the spin-off and listing of Spirit MTA REIT
  • InvenTrust Properties in the spin-off and listing of its lodging business, Xenia Hotels & Resorts, as well as the spin-off of its “non-core” assets to Highlands REIT

Ms. Berlin also advises public companies and their boards of directors in connection with equity offerings as well as on a day-to-day basis. Representative clients include:

  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Xenia Hotels & Resorts
  • TransUnion
  • InvenTrust Properties
  • Safehold
  • Simon Property Group
  • Expensify
  • Phillips Edison & Company

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 2010
    cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BS, Duke University, 2004
    magna cum laude