William Hackett is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department. Mr. Hackett focuses his practice on general company representation, private and public securities offerings, and securities regulation. Mr. Hackett also counsels public companies regarding their public reporting obligations, including in connection with mergers and acquisitions transactions, corporate governance matters and other issues related to public company status.
Mr. Hackett’s recent transactional experience includes approximately US$4.2 billion and €600 million in various equity and debt offerings, including US$3.1 billion of acquisition financing, by a prominent REIT client and multiple at-the-market offerings for life sciences clients. Mr. Hackett also represented OpenTable, Inc. in its US$2.6 billion acquisition by The Priceline Group and BRE Properties in its US$16.2 billion merger with Essex Property Trust.