Jack DeMeulenaere is an associate in Latham & Watkins' Chicago office and a member of the firm's Corporate Department.

Mr. DeMeulenaere represents public and private companies, as well as private equity firms and their portfolio companies, in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, cross-border transactions, take-private transactions, divestitures, and venture capital and other growth-based investments. He also advises on restructurings and related corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. DeMeulenaere worked in politics and government as a political staffer on statewide campaigns in Illinois, as an aide in the US Senate, and as the legislative affairs director for the Illinois Tollway.

Mr. DeMeulenaere’s experience includes advising:

Strategic and Public M&A

  • Tenneco, a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of automotive ride control and emission control products and systems, in its US$7.1 billion sale to Apollo Global Management
  • Webhelp SAS, a Paris-based multinational, in its cross-border US$4.8 billion combination with Concentrix Corporation 
  • Bunge Global SA in its pending cross-border US$30+ billion acquisition of Viterra Limited
  • Watts Water Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of Josam Company, a leading provider and manufacturer of drainage and plumbing products for over 100 years
  • Elephant Partners in connection with KnowBe4, Inc.’s acquisition by Vista Equity Partners
  • Advanced Micro Devices in its US$35 billion acquisition of Xilinx
  • New Relic, Inc. in its US$6.5 billion cash sale to affiliates of Francisco Partners and TPG

Private Equity and Growth Equity

  • GTCR in its acquisitions of Experity Inc., a provider of SaaS software solutions and technology-enabled services for the urgent care industry, and Cisive, a leading background screening provider focused on providing high-value employee background screens and industry-specific data services to highly regulated, risk-sensitive industries
  • Greenbelt Capital Partners in its acquisition of Saber Power Services, a fully integrated, substation and medium-to-high-voltage infrastructure services platform
  • TPG in its investments in Palmetto, Inc., a leading technology-enabled clean energy platform, and Compass Surgical Partners, an independent full-service ambulatory surgery center (ASC) development and management partner

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2021
    cum laude
  • AB in Classics & History, University of Michigan, 2013