Samuel Rettew represents clients in all types of capital markets transactions, with a particular focus on initial public offerings.

Mr. Rettew advises private equity firms, as well as public and private companies, on public and private financing transactions, including:

  • Initial public offerings
  • Follow-on offerings
  • Secured and unsecured debt offerings
  • Leveraged buyouts (LBOs) and other debt financing
  • Early-stage financing
  • DeSPACs

He also advises clients on general corporate governance, including public company securities matters.

Mr. Rettew brings a results-oriented approach to highly complex transactions that require execution across borders, amid novel regulatory environments, and on demanding timelines.

He draws on experience practicing in the Washington, D.C., and Houston offices and serving on the firm’s Training & Career Enhancement Committee to efficiently connect clients to Latham’s global cross-practice platform. Mr. Rettew previously led Latham’s LBGTQ+ Lawyers Group in the Washington, D.C., office, reflecting his commitment to collaboration and mentoring.

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Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Texas


  • JD, The University of Texas School of Law, 2012
  • BA in Political Science, Northwestern University, 2009
  • Bachelor of Music Performance, Northwestern University, 2009