Andrew Westgate is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. His practice includes representing clients on the environmental aspects of commercial and financial transactions, environmental litigation and advising on regulatory, energy and climate policy matters.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Westgate worked as a consultant in Beijing, providing strategic advice to American firms doing business in China. Mr. Westgate also briefly worked at an environmental technology consulting startup in Beijing. Mr. Westgate joined the firm in 2013 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he worked in the Criminal Appeals Project and was President of the Mock Trial program.
Mr. Westgate's representative matters include advising on:
- A US$700 million bond offering for client in the pharmaceutical industry as part of an international acquisition
- A US$370 million combined bank-bond financing for the first private equity-sponsored acquisition in Asia to be directly financed with high-yield debt
- A US$210 million refinancing consisting of US$30 million in incremental first-lien terms loans and US$180 million in new second-lien debt
- Advocacy and commentary on the application of disclosure rules under California’s cap-and-trade program
- A deposition preparation in a post-merger indemnity litigation related to industrial emissions liability
- A pro bono predatory lending case
- The real estate aspects of the acquisition of a furniture retail company
- The real estate aspects of the acquisition of an IT-consulting company