Amber Banks advises private equity firms, strategic buyers and sellers, and companies on a range of investments, acquisitions, divestitures, and other complex corporate matters. 

Drawing on extensive dealmaking experience, Ms. Banks represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies across a broad range of industries in:

  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Joint ventures
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Recapitalizations
  • Divestitures and spinoffs
  • General corporate matters

A recognized industry leader, Ms. Banks has been named a David Rockefeller Fellow and has presented at Harvard Business School’s Women in Investing Event and Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference. 

Before joining Latham, Ms. Banks was a partner at another leading global law firm.

Ms. Banks’ experience includes advising:

  • Permira on its:
    • US$14 billion acquisition of McAfee*
    • US$5.8 billion take-private acquisition of Mimecast*
    • Participation in an investor consortium in Zendesk’s US$10.2 billion acquisition*
    • US $150 million investment in AllTrails*
    • Investment in Relativity*
    • Participation in Carta’s Series G-1 funding round*
  • Simon Properties Group, as part of a consortium of Authentic Brands Group and Brookfield Properties, on acquiring assets of Forever 21 and certain of its subsidiaries that are debtors in a chapter 11 proceeding*
  • Jacobs Engineering Group on its:
    • US$3.3 billion sale of its Energy, Chemicals, and Resources (ECR) segment to WorleyParsons Limited*
    • US$2.9 billion acquisition of CH2M Hill*
    • US$815 million acquisition of KeyW*
    • Acquisition of Blacklynx*
    • Sale of certain assets to LJA Engineering*
  • Tapestry (f/k/a Coach) on its US$2.4 billion acquisition of Kate Spade*
  • Visual Comfort & Co. on its sale to a consortium led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Leonard Green & Partners*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2009
    cum laude
  • BBA, University of San Diego, 2004
    summa cum laude