Alex Farris is an associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Tax Department.

Mr. Farris represents public and private companies, partnerships, investors, and financial institutions in a wide range of cross-border and domestic tax matters.

Mr. Farris graduated from UCLA School of Law, where he was named a Thomas A. Kirschbaum Scholar in Tax Law and awarded the Masin Family Academic Excellence Gold Award. While attending law school, he served as senior editor on the UCLA Law Review and President of the UCLA Tax and Estate Planning Law Association.

Selected Mergers & Acquisitions representations include:

  • ArchiMed Group in its US$1.2 billion acquisition of Natus MedicalArea 1 Security in its US$162 million acquisition by Cloudflare
  • Frontier Airlines in its combination with Spirit Airlines
  • Intuit in its US$12 billion acquisition of Mailchimp
  • Obagi in its US$1.2 billion business combination with Waldencast and Milk Makeup
  • Tower Semiconductor in its US$5.9 billion acquisition by Intel
  • TPG Capital in its majority investment in Confluent Medical Technologies

Selected Capital Markets representations include:

  • Rivian in its upsized US$11.9 billion IPO
  • Underwriters of ZipRecruiter’s upsized US$550 million senior notes offering

Selected Financing and other representations include:

  • Canva in its funding round resulting in a US$40 billion valuation
  • The Carlyle Group in financing for the acquisition of Tufin by Turn/River Capital
  • Innocoll Biotherapeutics in its US$125 million term loan from Oaktree Capital

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2019
  • BA, University of Chicago, 2014