Shagufa Hossain, Local Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Washington, D.C., Corporate Department, represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies, investment banks, and public and private companies in debt and equity financing and other transactions.

Ms. Hossain leverages a commercial perspective and extensive experience to advise clients on:

  • Leveraged buyout transactions and high yield and investment grade notes offerings
  • Initial public offerings
  • Liability management transactions
  • De-SPAC transactions
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Public company representation and corporate governance

She helps clients — from their earliest stages to life as a mature company — navigate market conditions and devise effective capital structures.

Ms. Hossain closely collaborates across Latham’s robust platform to meet clients’ most pressing demands. She works with the National Office to facilitate deals amid an evolving securities regulatory environment. Ms. Hossain also partners with the M&A and Bank Finance teams to seamlessly execute clients’ transactions.

Ms. Hossain was previously seconded to the firm’s Hong Kong office where she represented foreign private issuers in a number of equity and debt offerings.

She maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing juveniles in special immigrant juvenile status cases through KIND.

Prior to law school, Ms. Hossain was an analyst in the London office of an international investment bank. She previously served on Latham's Recruiting Committee and as a local leader of the Asian and Middle Eastern Lawyers Group.

Ms. Hossain's experience includes representing:

IPOs and Public Company Representation

  • Bandwidth in its IPO and listing on Nasdaq, as well as a subsequent follow-on offering and convertible notes offering
  • Multi Packaging Solutions International in its IPO and listing on the NYSE
  • The underwriters in PRA Health Sciences’ IPO and listing on Nasdaq

LBO and Debt Transactions

  • Costar Group in various debt and equity offerings
  • Hammerhead Resources in a high yield notes offering
  • Host Hotels & Resorts in various debt and equity offerings
  • One Rock in financing its acquisition of Innophos, as well as a subsequent PIK toggle notes offering
  • Onex in financing its acquisition of Clarivate Analytics
  • Rockpoint Gas Storage in a series of high yield notes offerings

SPAC Transactions

  • Capitol Investment Corp. IV in its merger with Nesco Holdings
  • Clarivate Analytics and Onex Corporation in Clarivate’s merger with Churchill Capital
  • Embark Trucks in its merger with Northern Genesis
  • Group Nine Acquisition Corp. in its IPO and listing on Nasdaq
  • Leonard Green & Partners, as a shareholder in MultiPlan, in MultiPlan’s merger with Churchill Capital Corp III
  • Onex in the financing of its acquisition of SIG Combibloc
  • Opendoor Labs in its merger with Social Capital Hedosophia Holding Corp. II
  • SIG Combibloc Group in its IPO and listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange, as well as subsequent sales by its private equity owner
  • Starry in its de-SPAC merger with FirstMark Horizon Acquisition Corp.
  • The underwriters in VG Acquisition Corp. and Virgin Group Acquisition Corp. II’s IPOs and listings on the NYSE
  • Vivid Seats in its merger with Horizon Acquisition Corporation

Ms. Hossain also regularly represents:

  • Bank of America
  • Barclays
  • The Carlyle Group and its portfolio companies
  • Credit Suisse
  • JPMorgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Platinum Equity
  • Riverstone Holdings

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, University of Miami School of Law, 2006
  • LLM, University of London, 2003
  • BSBA, Georgetown University, 2001