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.

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:

Public Company M&A

  • New Relic, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWR) in its US$6.5 billion cash sale to affiliates of Francisco Partners and TPG
  • Webhelp SAS, a Paris-based multinational, in its cross-border US$4.8 billion combination with Concentrix Corporation (NASDAQ: CNXC)
  • Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ: REGI) in its US$3.2 billion cash sale to Chevron (NYSE: CVX)
  • Xerox, Inc. (NYSE: XRX) in its terminated US$35 billion tender offer and proxy contest for HP, Inc. (NYSE: HPQ)*
  • Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) in its US$1.2 billion spin-off of The Aaron’s Company (NYSE: AAN) and the US$3.8 billion creation of PROG Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PRG)*

Private Equity and Growth Equity

  • 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 leading private equity sponsor in connection with its acquisition of a government contracts wireless telecommunications provider
  • Affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Goldman Sachs SSIG, and the other senior secured lenders in the chapter 11 pre-packaged takeover of APC Automotive Technologies and disposition thereof*
  • Affiliates of H.I.G. Capital in multiple transactions*
  • Affiliates of Roark Capital in multiple transactions*

Strategic M&A

  • Robert Bosch GmbH, a German multinational, in the expansion of its hydraulics business with its acquisition of HydraForce, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of hydraulically powered mobile equipment
  • Robert Bosch GmbH in the acquisition of the assets of TSI Semiconductors as the initial step of Bosch’s planned investment of US$1.5 billion in US semiconductor manufacturing
  • Trustmark in its carve-out sale of Health Benefits to Health Care Service Corporation
  • Rockstar, Inc. in its US$4.3 billion sale to PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP)*

*Matters handled prior to joining the firm

Bar Qualification

  • Georgia
  • Illinois


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

Languages Spoken

  • French