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Public Company Representation

Through our Public Company Representation Practice, Latham serves as primary outside counsel to more than 400 US public companies, from those that have recently filed to global market leaders.


We are at home in the boardroom counseling corporate directors, officers, and senior management on legal strategy as well as regulatory and disclosure requirements, including US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) matters, foreign private issuer (FPI) guidance, and stock exchange compliance. As seasoned corporate crisis counselors, we regularly guide clients through high-risk situations, such as internal and external investigations, control contests, shareholder activism, accounting restatements, and major strategic initiatives.

Our team includes lawyers with prior government experience as high-level SEC officials, rule makers, and enforcement lawyers — so we bring unrivaled insights to cutting-edge public company challenges. Our National Office, a unique asset in the legal industry, is staffed by a centralized team of former SEC senior officials and top-ranked corporate lawyers, to deliver sophisticated advice in real time on the most complex securities issues public companies face. With a bird’s-eye view of trends and hot-button issues across the firm, our National Office sees it all, and brings vast experience, both inside and outside of Latham, to each client representation.

We quickly learn a company’s priority issues, structural concerns, and internal policies and procedures in order to deliver comprehensive and practical advice. And when our clients raise capital, buy or sell businesses, or encounter disputes, we leverage market-leading experience across the firm to efficiently and comprehensively address clients’ legal needs at every stage in their lifecycle. Our PCR lawyers collaborate with colleagues in our Capital Markets, M&A, Litigation, and other practices to help clients achieve their strategic goals.

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