Derek Rogers is an associate in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department.

Mr. Rogers advises public and private companies in a variety of corporate matters, including: 

  • Equity and debt offerings, including IPOs, follow-on offerings, and at-the-market offerings
  • Domestic and cross-border M&A transactions
  • SEC reporting and corporate and securities compliance matters

His clients have included public and private companies in the life sciences, technology, and financial services industries, as well as large financial institutions.

Mr. Rogers' recent transactions include advising:

Capital Markets

  • Institutional investor in its investments in Bionano Genomics, Inc. and American Battery Technology Company
  • Erasca, Inc. in its underwritten offering of common stock, resulting in proceeds of approximately US$100 million
  • AvidXchange Holdings, Inc. in its upsized US$660 million initial public offering* 
  • Investment banks, such as Jefferies and JP Morgan, as underwriters in public equity offerings
  • Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in its registered direct offering of common stock and warrants to purchase common stock
  • Inseego Corp. in its at-the-market equity offering 

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Extra Space Storage Inc. in its US$12.7 billion stock-for-stock merger with Life Storage, Inc.
  • Prometheus Biosciences, Inc. in its US$10.8 billion acquisition by Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Teleperformance SE in its US$400 million acquisition of Senture, LLC* and US$300 million acquisition of PSG Global Solutions, LLC 
  • Kratos Defense & Securities Solutions, Inc. in its acquisitions of Sierra Technical Services, Inc., Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions, Inc.* and the Engineering Division of Southern Research Institute*
  • Jasper Therapeutics, Inc. in its reverse merger (deSPAC) with Amplitude Healthcare Acquisition Corporation, resulting in proceeds of approximately US$180 million*
  • Moody’s Corporation in its US$2 billion acquisition of Risk Management Solutions, Inc.* 

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • M.B.A., California State University, Sacramento
  • B.A., Washington State University