Chelsea Carlson is a corporate associate in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Carlson represents public and private issuers and financial institutions on corporate and securities matters in a range of global capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, follow-on and secondary equity offerings, and investment grade and high-yield debt offerings. Ms. Carlson also advises corporate clients on general corporate and securities matters, including public company reporting.

Ms. Carlson received her JD from Duke University, where she was a staff editor on the Duke Law Journal and worked as a research assistant.

Ms. Carlson's recent experience includes representing:

  • The underwriters in the US$1.54 billion initial public offering of Viking Holdings Ltd
  • UL Solutions Inc. in its upsized US$1.08 billion initial public offering
  • Reddit, Inc. in its US$748 million initial public offering
  • AAR CORP. in its US$550 million senior notes offering
  • Simon Property Group in its US$1 billion senior notes offering and its US$1.3 billion senior notes offering
  • Hyatt Hotels in its US$600 million senior notes offering
  • The initial purchasers in the US$720 million senior notes offering by Viking Cruises Ltd
  • The underwriters in the US$83 million offering of common stock by SI-BONE, Inc. and certain selling stockholders
  • Imago BioSciences, Inc. in its US$1.35 billion take-private sale to Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Cerner Corporation in its US$28 billion take-private sale to Oracle

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, Duke University School of Law, 2021
    cum laude
  • BA, University of Minnesota, 2018
    with high distinction