Maj Vaseghi, Global Vice Chair of the firm's Public Company and Board Representation Practice, guides public companies on the interplay of compensation, tax, and disclosure requirements in benefits and compensation issues and securities compliance.

Ms. Vaseghi provides clients with insightful day-to-day guidance on:

  • Securities law reporting, compliance, and governance
  • Executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including employment arrangements, equity and cash-based incentive plans, and tax strategy
  • Employee benefit plans and programs
  • Proxy advisory and institutional stockholder voting guidelines
  • Corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings (IPOs)

She leverages experience representing dozens of public companies across multiple industries and complementary perspectives on tax and securities matters to advise clients regarding their most sensitive issues.

Drawing on her previous role as in-house securities and corporate governance counsel at VMWare, Ms. Vaseghi keenly understands the business issues that large public companies commonly face.

Ms. Vaseghi frequently writes and speaks on executive compensation, corporate governance, and tax-related issues.

Ms. Vaseghi’s experience includes representing:

  • Universal Music Group in its spinoff from Vivendi SE and listing of 60% of its share capital on Euronext Amsterdam at US$40 billion and concurrent sale of 10% of Vivendi’s holding in UMG to Pershing Square
  • Sitel Group in its US$2.2 billion take-private of Sykes Enterprises
  • LANXESS in its US$1.3 billion acquisition of the microbial control business of International Flavors & Fragrances
  • Western Union in the US$910 million sale of Western Union Business Solutions to Goldfinch Partners and Baupost Group
  • Zymergen in its IPO, conversion to a public benefit corporation and listing on Nasdaq, and acquisition of Lodo
  • TriNet in its acquisition of Zenefits from Francisco Partners
  • Rayner Surgical in its acquisition of OMIDRIA from Omeros
  • Agilent in its acquisition of Resolution Bioscience
  • America Movil on the pending transactions to form a multibillion-dollar telecom JV with Liberty Latin America in Chile and to sell Claro Panama to Liberty Latin America
  • Royal Caribbean in its sale of Azamara
  • Belden in the sale of its individual cable business in Brazil to Yangtze Optical
  • Clever Leaves in its SPAC transaction with Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp.

Ms. Vaseghi’s representative clients include:

  • Advanced Micro Devices
  • Alphabet/GOOGLE
  • American Airlines Group
  • Avery Dennison
  • Bio-Rad
  • Broadcom
  • Eventbrite
  • Extreme Networks
  • Integrated Device Technology
  • Intuitive Surgical
  • Mattel
  • Onconova
  • Realty Income Corporation
  • Sitel Group
  • Skechers
  • Sonoco
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • TriNet
  • Universal Music Group
  • Western Union
  • Zymergen

The experience listed above includes matters handled prior to joining Latham.

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Columbia University School of Law, 2002
  • BS, Columbia University, 1999