Brittany D. Ruiz represents issuers and underwriters in complex, high-profile equity and debt offerings globally.

Ms. Ruiz handles prominent equity and debt capital markets transactions on behalf of globally recognized brands, major investment banks, and private equity firms. She advises on matters involving a range of industries, with a particular focus on the technology, consumer retail, and healthcare sectors.

Her transactional work includes advising on:

  • Direct listings
  • Initial public offerings
  • High yield debt offerings
  • Public and private equity offerings
  • Tender offers and consent solicitations
  • Bridge lending and loan commitments
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Debt exchange offers

Taking a process-driven approach to each matter, Ms. Ruiz empowers clients to achieve their commercial objectives. Her experience and educational background in accounting allow her to understand the financial issues that may arise at every phase of a transaction.

Ms. Ruiz helped pioneer direct listings in the groundbreaking Spotify transaction in 2018, the first of its kind.

She is a board member of Claremont McKenna College’s Kravis Leadership Institute and a member of Latham's Hispanic Lawyers Group in New York and Los Angeles. She previously worked in the firm’s London office.

Ms. Ruiz has co-authored numerous articles on direct listings, including a case study on Spotify’s direct listing. She also contributed to the chapters on direct listings and IPOs in the most recent edition of Investment Banking: Valuation, LBOs, M&A, and IPOs, a best-selling book on deal-making and definitive resource for investment banks, private equity, investment firms, and corporations.

Ms. Ruiz has represented sponsors, issuers, direct lenders, and underwriters in numerous debt and equity offerings across various industries, including IPOs, direct listings, and high yield offerings. Select issuers include:

  • Allbirds
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Caesar’s Entertainment
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Casper Sleep
  • Centerbridge Partners
  • Coinbase
  • Compass
  • CVC Capital Partners
  • EngageSmart
  • EVO Payments
  • Fairstone Financial
  • GoHealth
  • GFL Environmental
  • Leonard Green & Partners
  • Lindorff
  • Oscar Health
  • Phreesia
  • Spotify Technology
  • Slack Technologies
  • TechnipFMC
  • Warby Parker
  • William Lyon Homes

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • New York

Education

  • JD, Cornell Law School, 2013
  • BA, Claremont McKenna College, 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

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