Andrew James is a corporate associate in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. James represents public and private companies, private equity sponsors, and other stakeholders in connection with a variety of significant mergers and acquisitions, including in distressed situations, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, take-private transactions, divestitures, venture capital and other growth-based investments, and restructurings.

He also advises a number of public companies and their boards with respect to corporate governance policies, issues, and activist situations.

Mr. James has particular industry experience in:

  • Financial Services
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare
  • Automotive
  • Logistics

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. James was a corporate associate at another leading international law firm.

While in law school, Mr. James was the manager of business and legal affairs for a notable fintech emerging growth company and helped it navigate business and regulatory challenges. Mr. James has also spent time with the US Securities and Exchange Commission as well as in-house with an asset management firm, which advises large-cap, growth, and emerging market funds.

Mr. James’ representative experience includes:

  • Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ: REGI) in its US$3.15 billion cash sale to Chevron (NYSE: CVX)
  • TPG in connection with its investment in fintech saving and investing app Acorns, including TPG’s lead role in Acorns US$300 million private funding round  
  • TPG Growth in its investment in Beauty for All Industries, including the ipsy and BoxyCharm beauty subscription brands
  • A private equity sponsor in connection with its acquisition of a government contracts wireless telecommunications provider
  • Trustmark in its carve-out sale of Health Benefits to Health Care Service Corporation
  • Bosch Rexroth in the expansion of its hydraulics business with its acquisition of HydraForce, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of hydraulically powered mobile equipment

Bar Qualification

  • Georgia
  • Illinois


  • BA, Vanderbilt University
  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish