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Latham & Watkins Expands M&A and Private Equity Practices in New York

January 31, 2022
Caroline Blitzer Phillips advises private equity firms and public and private companies on sophisticated transactions.

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Caroline Blitzer Phillips has joined the firm as a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices, and as a member of the Corporate Department. Phillips represents private equity firms and public and private companies in mergers, acquisitions, investments, and joint ventures.

“We are thrilled to welcome Caroline to Latham. She is a fantastic addition to our premier Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices in New York, which are key drivers of our M&A and PE practices globally,” said Marc Jaffe, Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ New York office. “An accomplished and respected lawyer, Caroline will serve as another trusted advisor to our clients on their most sophisticated matters.”

Phillips routinely advises corporate investors and private equity firms on mergers and acquisitions and the formation of development joint ventures. She has significant experience representing clients throughout the power and renewables, energy transition, and infrastructure industries.

“Caroline’s experience advising on complex M&A and private equity transactions, particularly for energy-focused companies and private equity firms, aligns well with our transactional platform,” said Paul Sheridan, Global Chair of Latham’s Private Equity Practice. “We expect the continuation of heavy deal flow in 2022, with a strong focus on the energy and infrastructure sector, and we remain committed to growing in line with our clients’ needs.”

“Latham’s market-leading M&A and private equity practices, integrated global platform, and diverse private equity offering spanning myriad fund sizes and industries presents exciting opportunities for my clients and me,” said Phillips. “I look forward to collaborating with colleagues around the world on some of the most exciting and complex transactions in the market.”

Phillips received her JD from the Louisiana State University Law Center and her BA from Duke University. She joins Latham from Vinson & Elkins in New York.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

1 Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in Israel through a limited liability company. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Firm of Salman M. Al-Sudairi, a limited liability company, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.