Daniel Weissman is a corporate associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

Mr. Weissman advises public and private companies, private equity funds, and strategic investors on a wide range of matters in the media, sports and entertainment, technology, retail and consumer, and healthcare industries.

As part of his active pro bono practice, Mr. Weissman helps low-income entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, and advises civic organizations and nonprofits on general legal matters.

While in law school, Mr. Weissman was the president of Duke University’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society.

Mr. Weissman’s experience includes advising:

  • Endeavor in a variety of transactions, including its:
    • Pending US$21 billion merger of UFC and WWE
    • US$1.25 billion sale of IMG Academy
    • Acquisition of a majority stake in Barrett-Jackson
    • US$800 million acquisition of OpenBet from Light & Wonder
    • US$775 million sale of Endeavor Content to CJ ENM
    • Acquisition of multiple MLB Professional Development League Clubs and the creation of Diamond Baseball Holdings
    • Initial public offering
    • Combination of its IMG College business with Learfield Communications*
  • UFC in a variety of transactions, including Campari Group’s initial minority investment in Howler Head Bourbon, the official flavored whiskey partner of UFC
  • Silver Lake in a variety of transactions, including its:
    • US$12.5 billion acquisition of Qualtrics
    • Acquisition of TEG, an Australia-based live entertainment and ticketing company
  • KKR in a variety of transactions, including its:
    • Joint venture with BMG to acquire music rights
    • Acquisition of a majority stake in Ryan Tedder and OneRepublic’s music catalog
  • Hyundai Motor Group in its pending acquisition of an 80% interest in Boston Dynamics from SoftBank in a transaction valuing Boston Dynamics at US$1.1 billion
  • Virgin Galactic in its US$1.5 billion merger with Social Capital Hedosophia
  • Virgin Orbit in its US$3.2 billion merger with NextGen Acquisition Corp. II
  • Owlet in its US$1.4 billion merger with Sandbridge Acquisition Corporation
  • GCM Grosvenor (NASDAQ: GCMG) in its US$2 billion merger with CF Finance Acquisition Corp.
  • Boat Rocker Media, a global entertainment company, in its investment in talent management and production company Untitled Entertainment*
  • Apollo Global Management in its acquisition of the Cox Media Group’s broadcast television group, newspaper, and radio station portfolios*
  • General Electric in the sale of its BioPharma business to Danaher for US$21.4 billion*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Duke University School of Law, 2018
    cum laude
  • BA (Hons), University of Michigan, 2015
    with distinction