Erica Kassman advises technology companies on corporate and securities laws, with a focus on leading initial public offerings and other capital-raising transactions, corporate governance, and SEC compliance.

Ms. Kassman has extensive experience representing companies and underwriters in a wide range of capital markets transactions, including:

  • Initial public offerings, direct listings, and follow-on equity offerings
  • Convertible debt offerings
  • Liability management transactions and debt offerings

She has also represented private companies and venture capital funds in transactions from seed through growth stage.

Before joining Latham, Ms. Kassman was a partner at another global law firm, with a focus on tech capital markets, public and private company corporate governance, SEC reporting, and venture capital financings. Before that, she advised issuers and underwriters in primarily Latin American debt offerings and liability management transactions.

Ms. Kassman’s experience includes representing:

Capital Markets

  • Slack in its:
    • US$27.7 billion sale to Salesforce*
    • Direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange*
    • US$862 million convertible notes offering*
  • Qualtrics in its:
    • IPO, prior to its acquisition by SAP, announced days before pricing*
    • US$1.15 billion follow-on offering*
  • ThredUP in its:
    • US$193 million IPO*
    • US$180 million follow-on offering*
  • Doximity in its US$605.8 million IPO*
  • Leaf Group in its US$34.5 million follow-on offering and US$299.4 million sale to Graham Holdings Company*
  • Morgan Stanley and the financial advisors in Amplitude’s direct listing on the Nasdaq stock exchange*
  • BofA Securities and Barclays in 1stDibs’ US$132 million IPO *
  • Goldman Sachs and BofA Securities in Bentley Systems’:
    • US$272 million IPO*
    • US$416 million follow-on offering*
    • US$690 million and US$575 million convertible notes offerings*
  • Jefferies and the underwriters in Real Good Food’s US$64 million IPO*
  • Morgan Stanley and the underwriters in a US$228.3 million secondary offering by Pluralsight stockholders*
  • Morgan Stanley and the initial purchasers in Box’s US$345 million convertible notes offering*
  • Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan in Snap’s US$1 billion convertible notes offering*
  • Goldman Sachs and the initial purchasers in Talend’s US$140 million convertible notes offering, the first of its kind for a French company*
  • Ecopetrol in its US$500 million debt offering*
  • Investment banks in Petróleos Mexicanos’ numerous debt offerings and tender and exchange offers*

Venture Financings

  • Marqeta in its US$260 million Series E and US$150 million E-1 financings*
  • Slack in its US$427 million Series H financing*
  • User Testing in its US$22 million Series E financing*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • New York


  • JD/LLM in International and Comparative Law, Duke University, 2014
    magna cum laude
  • BA in Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University, 2011
    magna cum laude