Latham Adds Top Technology M&A Lawyer in Silicon Valley

Greg Roussel’s arrival further enhances the firm’s technology M&A and emerging companies capabilities around the world.

August 06, 2018

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Greg Roussel has joined the firm in Silicon Valley as a partner in the Corporate Department and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Roussel concentrates his practice on mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic transactions involving technology companies.

Roussel has extensive experience advising industry-leading technology clients in the social networking, software, electronic game, and mobile application sectors.

“Greg is a highly regarded M&A practitioner with deep ties to the technology community in Silicon Valley and beyond,” said Tad Freese, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Silicon Valley. “We are delighted to add his industry experience and insights to the firm as we continue to advise technology clients on business-critical transactions.”

“Greg is a team player, an effective practice builder, and a go-to lawyer for major technology companies,” added Marc Jaffe, Global Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Corporate Department. “Greg’s robust experience is highly complementary to many of the firm’s practices, including our Emerging Companies, Technology Transactions, and Entertainment, Sports & Media teams, and his arrival further demonstrates Latham’s commitment to enhancing our strategic M&A resources and technology footprint in Northern California and around the world.”

“Greg has an exceptional track record of representing leading technology companies on a wide range of M&A transactions,” said Luke Bergstrom, Global Co-Chair of Latham’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. “His deep experience across the entire range of issues these companies face in M&A transactions will be of tremendous benefit to our clients globally when seeking comprehensive practical guidance on in-bound technology M&A and strategic investments in Silicon Valley.”

“I’ve long admired Latham’s work on complex and cutting-edge technology transactions, and I look forward to working with some of the best practitioners in the field,” said Roussel. “Latham’s entrepreneurial culture and interdisciplinary approach to serving clients were particularly attractive to me, as well as the opportunities available through Latham’s global platform to grow my practice.”

Roussel joins Latham from the Silicon Valley office of Fenwick & West. He received his JD from Vanderbilt University Law School.

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Notes to Editors

1Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong and Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Tad Freese, Silicon Valley Office Managing Partner, +1.650.463.3060
Marc Jaffe, Global Corporate Department Chair, +1.212.906.1281
Luke Bergstrom, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Global Co-Chair, +1.650.463.3083

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