Latham & Watkins Represents Warby Parker Inc. in Direct Listing

Multidisciplinary team advised on the listing by the eyewear company.

September 29, 2021

Latham & Watkins represented Warby Parker Inc. in the eyewear company’s direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “WRBY” on September 29, 2021. Latham previously represented Spotify in its groundbreaking direct listing in 2018 and has advised on the direct listings of Slack, Asana, Coinbase, Squarespace, ZipRecruiter, Wise, and Amplitude.

Partners Marc Jaffe, Stelios Saffos, Benjamin Cohen, and associate Brittany Ruiz led the Latham deal team, with associates Zoey Wu, Nick Gonzalez, and Adam Weber. Advice was also provided on transactional tax matters by partner Jocelyn Noll, with associate Colleen O'Donnell; on benefits & compensation matters by partner James Metz, with associate Victoria Wolfe; on public company representation matters by partner Jenna Cooper and counsel Emily Corbi; on data privacy & security matters by partner Jennifer Archie, with associates James Smith and Calum Docherty; on FDA regulation matters by partner Ben Haas, with associate Chad Jennings; on intellectual property matters by partner Jeffrey Tochner, with associates Pelin Serpin and Nancy Zhu; and on healthcare & life sciences matters by counsel Betty Pang, with associate Alyssa Lattner.

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