Brian Umanoff is an associate in the Orange County office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department.

Mr. Umanoff represents both private and public companies in a range of matters, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Public offerings
  • Private financing
  • Corporate governance

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Umanoff was an intern at the Office of US Senator Carl Levin.

Mr. Umanoff’s experience includes representing:

  • Planet Labs PBC in its US$2.8 billion deSPAC merger with dMY Technology Group, Inc. IV
  • Joby Aviation, Inc. in its US$4.5 billion deSPAC merger with Reinvent Technology Partners, and in Joby’s acquisition of Uber Technologies, Inc.’s aerial ridesharing business, Uber Elevate
  • Siemens Healthineers AG, in its US$16.4 billion acquisition of Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
  • Ouster, Inc. in its US$1.9 billion deSPAC merger with Colonnade Acquisition Corp., and in Ouster’s US$105 million acquisition of Sense Photonics, Inc.
  • Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. in its US$1.5 billion deSPAC merger with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp.
  • Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its US$2.1 billion acquisition by UCB Pharma S.A.

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2016
    Order of the COIF
  • BA in Political Science, Cornell University, 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English