Deep Sector Knowledge
Latham has served clients in the aerospace, defense and government services industry, including major defense contractors and their suppliers, airlines, airports and related service providers, for more than five decades. Latham lawyers have deep sector knowledge and are experienced counselors of regulatory, transactional and complex, multijurisdictional litigation matters.
Latham’s lawyers understand the unique business and legal challenges its industry clients face, as well as the critical manufacturing and service principles that their businesses require. Clients turn to Latham on short notice for bet-the-company crisis advice, where a thorough appreciation of the industry is required to come to grips with issues quickly and efficiently to deliver valuable advice in real time.
Understanding the Complexities
Latham’s lawyers are familiar with the procurement process and budgets on complex defense programs, the financing needs and structures of the industry, and the enforcement priorities of regulators around the world. The firm’s Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Industry Group is global in its scope, and is able to offer clients the full range of services, including:
- Begin and Define Business – From structuring IPOs to designing employee benefit plans, Latham can give clients the full range of advice needed when beginning a business in this market.
- Grow and Sustain Business – From merger and acquisition advice to the protection of intellectual property rights, the firm can help clients respond to the challenges of operating in the industry.
- Protect and Preserve Business – Whether addressing environmental concerns, anti-corruption measures or export controls, Latham’s team works with clients to help them maintain market share and manage relationships with regulators, and other industry bodies.