Mark Morris represents private equity sponsors and corporate issuers in complex debt finance transactions.

Mr. Morris approaches each matter with pragmatism and a solutions-oriented mindset to help clients navigate US and cross-border debt transactions, including:

  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Unitranche and direct lender financings
  • Senior secured first and second lien facilities
  • Asset-based loans (ABL)
  • Liability management transactions

He anticipates clients’ needs before they arise and collaborates across the firm’s global platform to connect clients with Latham’s full-service capabilities. Mr. Morris leverages extensive experience with distressed debtor situations to implement liquidity solutions, covenant risk management, and debt restructurings. He also advises public companies on a wide range of finance transactions.

A recognized leader at the firm, Mr. Morris has served on the Mentoring Committee and the Recruiting Committee.

He maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing asylees and families with regard to adoption matters.

Mr. Morris previously practiced in the firm’s Dubai office, as well as at an international Magic Circle firm in Paris and London.

Mr. Morris’ experience includes advising:

Private Equity Sponsors

  • Veritas Capital on its leveraged buyouts of
    • A systems engineering business
    • Coronis Health and Miramed Global Services
  • Genstar Capital on acquiring BBB Industries using ABL, term loan, and senior note facilities
  • Leonard Green on recapitalizing several portfolio companies
  • HIG Capital on a first-to-market syndicated debt financing for a technology services provider

Public Companies

  • Owens-Illinois on its cross-border revolving and term loan debt facilities
  • Quantum on its ABL and term loan refinancing facilities
  • Mattel on its cross-border ABL financing and high yield bond indentures 
  • Beachbody on its new money term loan facility
  • Bird Rides on its vehicle financing facility and combination with Bird Canada

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC, College of Law, London, 2001
  • LLB (with French Law), University College London, 2000
  • Diploma in French Law, Paul Cézanne University Aix-Marseille, 1999