Eric (Rick) Press brings a uniquely qualified background and a commercial mindset to advise clients on M&A and corporate transactions. 

Mr. Press has extensive experience spanning the entire private equity and credit market life cycle, including responding to regulatory and crisis special situations. With this background, he helps clients navigate complex transactions across multiple sectors.

Prior to joining Latham, he was a senior partner at a global private equity firm for 25 years, where he led many of the firm’s investments across the industrials, lodging, gaming, leisure and financial services sectors. Before that, Mr. Press practiced at another global law firm and worked as a corporate strategy consultant. 

Mr. Press has served on dozens of public and private company boards, with experience on board executive, compensation, nominating and governance, and audit committees.

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Yale Law School, 1992
  • AB, Harvard College, 1987
    magna cum laude