Eric Rice advises financial institutions, public companies, and buy-side firms on equity derivatives and equity-linked products.

Mr. Rice leverages his commercial perspective and pragmatism to structure and negotiate:

  • Hedging and monetization transactions, including more than US$50 billion notional amount in forward sale transactions
  • Margin loans and other equity-based financing transactions
  • Convertible notes and related derivative overlays
  • Structured acquisition and share repurchase transactions

He helps clients navigate the intersection of securities law, regulation, insolvency, and credit support concerns to advance their objectives. Mr. Rice also advises on derivatives-related litigation.

Mr. Rice has served on the firm’s Recruiting Committee and maintains an active pro bono practice, including immigration work.

Mr. Rice also served as a law clerk to Judge David J. Barron on the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Mr. Rice’s experience includes representing:

  • Goldman, JPMorgan, UBS, Credit Suisse, Mizuho, and a number of other financial institutions as dealers in forward sale transactions
  • Citi, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, RBC, and UBS on a number of margin financing transactions with private equity sponsors and corporate counterparties, including KKR, Blackrock, General Atlantic, and Cannae
  • AirBnB, Kaman, Invacare, Vertical Aerospace, Bandwidth, and other issuer clients, as well as Goldman, JPMorgan, Citi, RBC, and a number of other financial institutions as bookrunners and dealers, on convertible note offerings and related derivative overlays

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2014
    cum laude
  • BA, Columbia University, 2011
    cum laude
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June 4, 2021 Recognition

Latham Earns Top Derivatives Rankings

Firm ranked in Band 1 by Chambers USA; seven lawyers individually recognized for premier transactional, regulatory, and enforcement capabilities.