Zainab Hashmi is a corporate associate in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department.

Ms. Hashmi advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets offerings, and related transactions. A versatile corporate lawyer, Ms. Hashmi’s practice includes:

  • Public and private mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Equity and debt offerings
  • Structured finance, including asset-backed securitizations
  • General corporate matters for public and private companies

Ms. Hashmi maintains an active pro bono practice, representing individuals seeking asylum, individuals to seal their juvenile criminal records, and for Lone Star Legal Aid clients in estate planning matters.

Ms. Hashmi attended Harvard Law School. While attending law school, Ms. Hashmi worked as a student legal extern at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and mediated cases in small claims court as part of her clinical courses. She also served as vice president and treasurer of the Harvard Women’s Law Association and as a line editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology and the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender.

Prior to law school, Ms. Hashmi was an international tax accountant at a public company in Houston. Ms. Hashmi also holds an active CPA license in Texas.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Hashmi was a corporate associate at a Boston-based law firm.

Ms. Hashmi’s representative experience includes advising:

Mergers & Acquisitions and Related Transactions

  • H2B2 Electrolysis Technologies in its business combination with RMG Acquisition Corporation
  • Basalt Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of Fatbeam, a leading broadband service provider
  • Lime Rock Partners in Ardyne’s strategic partnership with Weatherford
  • 10X Capital in its business combinations with African Agriculture and Prime Blockchain
  • Mercuria Energy Trading in its sale of Beyond6, LLC, an energy solutions company, to Chevron
  • Lucid Energy Group in its US$3.55 billion acquisition by Targa Resources Corp.
  • TotalEnergies of the Commercial & Industrial Solutions (CIS) business of SunPower Corporation, a manufacturer of silicon photovoltaic cells and solar panels
  • A private equity investor in its majority investment in a provider of compliance management software
  • A private equity investor in its add-on acquisition of a property information services company

Capital Markets and Related Transactions

  • Initial purchasers in Diamond Offshore Drilling’s upsized US$550 million private placement of senior secured second lien notes
  • Underwriters in the US$125 million follow-on offering of common stock of Evgo Inc. and subsequent exercise of greenshoe option
  • Sales Agents in Evgo Inc.’s launch of its “at-the-market” continuous offering program
  • Initial purchasers in the US$200 million tack-on senior notes offering of Colgate Energy Partners III, LLC
  • Selling shareholder in a secondary offering of common stock of an oilfield services company
  • Representation of the selling shareholders in secondary offering of limited partner interests in Hess Midstream LP
  • Vertiv Holdings Co in an underwritten secondary offering of Vertiv’s common stock by an affiliate of Platinum Equity

Structured Finance and Asset-Backed Securitizations

  • Diversified Energy Company in its sustainability-linked securitized financings
  • Caerus Oil & Gas in its inaugural US$565 million securitized financing

Bar Qualification

  • Massachusetts
  • Texas


  • Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School, 2020
  • BS (Hons) in Accounting & Finance, Lahore University of Management Sciences, 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Urdu