Cruickshank, Christopher Alexander

Christopher Alexander Cruickshank



Chris Cruickshank is an associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Cruickshank represents private companies and private equity funds in a variety of complex transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, take-privates, carve-outs, and restructurings.

He advises clients on a variety of transactions within the technology and fintech industries.

Mr. Cruickshank previously clerked for then-Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr. of the Delaware Supreme Court.

Mr. Cruickshank’s experience includes representing:

  • Solvvy in its acquisition by Zoom Video Communications
  • Shift4 in its acquisition of The Giving Block
  • OpenSea in its acquisition of Dharma Labs
  • Symphony Technology Group in various transactions, including:
    • the sale of SPH Analytics to Press Ganey*
    • the sale of First Advantage to Silver Lake*
  • Francisco Partners in its acquisition with Evergreen Coast Capital of LogMeIn*
  • Vector Capital in various transactions, including:
    • its sale of Saba Software to Cornerstone OnDemand*
    • the acquisition of MarkLogic Corporation*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2018
    cum laude
  • BA, University of Victoria, 2015
    with distinction