Monika Kluziak advises public and private companies, boards, and private equity funds on strategic domestic, and cross-border transactions. Ms. Kluziak leverages cross-disciplinary experience to lead strategic transactions with a problem-solving oriented and systematic approach, including:

  • Public and private mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions
  • Divestitures and take-private transactions 
  • Joint ventures and strategic transactions
  • DeSPAC merger transactions
  • Exchange Act reporting, corporate governance, and shareholder activism
  • Initial public offerings, underwritten equity offerings and private placements

Ms. Kluziak sits on Latham’s Women Enriching Business committee, and the First-Generation Professionals Progression subcommittee.

Before joining Latham, Ms. Kluziak was an associate in the Houston office of a leading international law firm and attended the University of Texas School of Law, where she served as a research assistant to Professor Mechele Dickerson and as choreographer for Assault and Flattery and earned the Dean’s Achievement Award in Mergers & Acquisitions, Negotiation, and Trademarks.

Ms. Kluziak’s experience includes representing:

Public M&A 

  • Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) and Green Plains Partners LP (NASDAQ: GPP) in the take private of Green Plains Partners LP
  • Desktop Metal, Inc. (NYSE: DM) in a terminated merger with Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS)
  • H2B2 Electrolysis Technologies Inc. in a business combination with RMG Acquisition Corp III (NASDAQ: RMGCU)
  • Intuitive Machines, LLC in a business combination with Inflection Point Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: IPAX)
  • Infrared Cameras Holdings, Inc. in a business combination with SportsMap Tech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: SMAP)
  • Montana Technologies, LLC in a business combination with Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition II Corp (NASDAQ: XPDB)
  • Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL) in its acquisition of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Holdings plc*
  • Expro Group Holdings International Limited in its all- stock business combination with Frank’s International N.V. (NYSE: FI), valued at approximately US$2.1 billion*
  • Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSE: MCF) in its all-stock merger with Independence Energy, LLC, valued at approximately US$5.7 billion*
  • Welbilt (NYSE: WBT) in an all-cash sale to Ali Group and divestiture of its Manitowoc Ice brand*
  • Valaris plc (NYSE: VAL) in US$12 billion combination transaction of Ensco plc and Rowan Companies plc*

Private M&A and Strategic Transactions

  • Talos Energy Inc. in the sale of its carbon capture and sequestration business to TotalEnergies E&P USA, Inc. 
  • CenterPoint  in pending divestiture of its Mississippi and Louisiana assets 
  • Incitec Pivot Limited in the sale of its ammonia manufacturing facility to CF Industries Holdings, Inc. for a total value of US$1.675 billion
  • Vencer Energy, LLC in its sale of assets to Civitas Resources, Inc. for US$2.15 billion 
  • Wren House Limited in its acquisition of an equity stake in SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board
  • Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE) in its acquisition of Nouryon’s redispersible polymer powders business offered under the Elotex brand*
  • ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC in Third Coast Midstream’s acquisition of midstream assets located in Alabama and Mississippi from Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. in bankruptcy 363 sale*
  • Repsol E&P USA Inc. in multi-billion dollar development agreements with Oil Search Limited (ASX: OSH) to align ownership interests across shared upstream assets on Alaska’s North Slope*
  • Contango Oil & Gas Company in the acquisition of Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP and acquisition of assets of Will Energy Corporation*
  • Primoris Services Corporation (NASDAQ: PRIM) in its acquisition of Future Infrastructure Holdings, LLC from Tower Arch Capital LLC and other interest holders*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • JD, The University of Texas School of Law, 2018
  • BFA, Florida State University, 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English