Latham & Watkins LLP

Venture Capital Department

California
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What the team is known for Experienced group offering advice to emerging companies, venture capitalists and investment banks on a wide array of financing transactions. Also offers advice to private companies on IPOs and M&A. Receives particular recognition for its life sciences expertise, particularly in pharmaceuticals. Additionally fields significant strength in technology, with considerable experience in AI, fintech and software.

Strengths One interviewee says: "Their breadth is impressive - they can advise on anything from individual contracts to strategic or global engagements."

Another source notes: "The lawyers are highly knowledgeable and capable in their areas of expertise."

Work highlights Represented Bright Machines in its Series A $179 million financing from Eclipse Ventures.

Notable practitioners


Benjamin Potter
acts for emerging companies and investor-side clients across the technology industry. "He has a great grasp of the business," says one client, who further comments that he's "always accessible."


Patrick Pohlen
is considered by interviewees to be a "brilliant" lawyer. He counsels an impressive roster of clients in the technology market, advising on a variety of financing matters.

LA-based
Alex Voxman
serves as cochair of the firm's internet and digital media practice. He regularly advises key players in that space, typically on late-stage deals.