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Laura P. Bauer

  • 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • USA

Laurie Bauer is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Chicago office and a member of the Emerging Companies Practice.

Ms. Bauer regularly advises emerging companies and other closely held companies, venture capital firms, and family offices.

Ms. Bauer’s transactional experience includes:

  • Venture financing transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs) and spin-offs

She also provides public and private companies day-to-day advice on:

  • Entity formation and corporate structuring
  • Securities law compliance
  • Corporate governance matters
  • Employment matters
  • Equity incentives

Ms. Bauer is a member of the firm’s Technology Committee and has held the role of Recruiting Partner for Latham’s Chicago office. She has also served as a member of the firm’s Ethics Committee and Women Enriching Business Committee. She is a member of the board of directors of 1871, a nonprofit business incubator supporting technology and other startups in the Chicagoland area.

Ms. Bauer has lectured on a variety of topics relating to venture financings including at The University of Michigan Law School and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and as part of the WiSTEM program at 1871.

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