Matthew Conway is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Conway's practice focuses on executive compensation and employee benefit matters in corporate transactions. He also advises public and private companies, private equity sponsors, and executives in the negotiation of employment and separation agreements and the design, implementation, and disclosure of deferred compensation, retention, and equity and other incentive programs, with particular experience in the technology and life sciences industries. Mr. Conway is a contributing author to the "Section 409A Handbook," published by BNA Bloomberg.

Mr. Conway received his BA in economics from the University of Virginia and his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law and Business Review.

Mr. Conway’s experience includes representation of:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Hellman & Friedman LLC and The Carlyle Group in their US$4.3 billion acquisition of Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc., a contract research organization providing drug discovery, development, and lifecycle management services
  • Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II in its US$3.8 billion initial business combination with Alta Mesa Holdings, LP and Kingfisher Midstream, LLC to become Alta Mesa Resources, Inc.
  • Capital Safety, Inc., a personal protective equipment provider and portfolio company of KKR, in its US$2.5 billion sale to 3M Company
  • An affiliate of Platinum Equity in its US$2.5 billion acquisition of Multi-Color Corporation, a provider of label solutions
  • BWAY Corporation, a manufacturer of rigid metal and plastic containers used to package industrial, bulk food, and retail goods, in its US$2.4 billion sale to Stone Canyon Industries
  • Press Ganey Holdings, Inc., a provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics, and strategic advisory solutions, in its US$2.35 billion sale to EQT Partners
  • ArcLight Capital, an infrastructure investment firm, in its US$2.17 billion acquisition of power plants from AEP
  • Platinum Equity in its US$2.1 billion sale of BlueLine Rental, an equipment rental company for the construction, commercial, and industrial markets, to United Rentals
  • Landmark Aviation, an operator of fixed base operations and provider of aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, in its US$2 billion sale to BBA Aviation
  • Veyance Technologies, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive components and portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in its US$1.9 billion sale to Continental AG
  • LogMeIn, a software company, in its US$1.8 billion merger with Citrix’s GoTo Business through a Reverse Morris Trust Transaction
  • Riverstone Holdings in its US$1.5 billion acquisition of an 89% stake in Centennial Resource Production, a developer of oil and gas reserves in the Permian Basin
  • Platinum Equity in its US$1.275 billion acquisition of Jostens, a provider of products, programs, and services for high schools and universities
  • KKR in its US$1.1 billion acquisition of Capital Safety Group Limited, a UK-based manufacturer and designer of height safety and fall protection equipment
  • Teladoc in its US$440 million acquisition of Best Doctors, a medical consultation company
  • Assurex Health, Inc., a developer of genetic tests for the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral and chronic pain conditions, in its US$400 million sale to Myriad Genetics
  • Teladoc in its US$352 million acquisition of Advance Medical, a leading global provider of telehealth services
  • Platinum Equity in its acquisition of Livingston International, a Canada-based provider of customs brokerage, consulting, transportation, freight, and integrated logistics services
  • Platinum Equity in its acquisition of WS Packaging Group, a provider of labels and packaging solutions for consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical markets
  • Platinum Equity in its Section 363 acquisition of Hunterstown generation facility and assets from GenOn, an affiliate of NRG Energy, through GenOn chapter 11 cases
  • SK Capital Partners in its acquisition of SI Group, a developer and manufacturer of phenolic and alkylphenolic resins, alkylated phenols, and other chemical intermediates
  • CityMaps, Inc., a social mapping service, in its sale to TripAdvisor
  • Platinum Equity in its acquisition of Pacific Architects and Engineers (PAE), a US government contractor providing integrated defense services
  • The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of Acosta Sales & Marketing, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer goods industry
  • Applause App Quality, a provider of mobile application quality tools and services, in its sale to Vista Equity Partners

Capital Markets

  • Centennial Resource Development’s US$487.5 million block trade and US$505 million PIPE offering
  • Allison Transmission, Inc. in its US$690 million IPO
  • Teladoc, Inc. in its US$180 million IPO
  • Seres Therapeutics, Inc. in its US$154 million IPO
  • Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. in its US$142 million common stock offering
  • Selecta Biosciences, Inc. in its US$70 million IPO

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2008
  • BA in Economics, University of Virginia, 1999