Latham Adds Partner to Capital Markets and Public Company Representation Practices

Elisabeth Martin brings experience across a wide range of capital markets transactions and securities and corporate law matters.

June 14, 2021

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Elisabeth “Lisa” Martin has joined the firm’s Chicago office and intends to expand her practice to Boston. Martin joins as a partner in the Corporate Department and as a member of the Capital Markets and Public Company Representation Practices. Her practice focuses on capital markets transactions and securities and corporate law matters.

“Lisa has terrific experience advising market-leading companies and underwriters on complex capital markets transactions and public company representation matters, and we’re delighted to welcome her to the firm,” said Charles Ruck, Global Chair of Latham’s Corporate Department. “Lisa’s arrival will enhance our robust capabilities in Chicago, Boston, and beyond at a time when the capital markets are poised for continued strong growth.”

Martin represents public and private companies, underwriters and private equity firms on a wide variety of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, registered equity and debt offerings, private placements, leveraged buyouts, tender offers, and consent solicitations. She also advises companies on securities law, disclosure and corporate governance matters.

Ian Schuman, Global Chair of Latham’s Capital Markets Practice, said: “Lisa’s versatile experience across securities products and public company representation matters is highly complementary to Latham’s platform, and she will be an asset to clients through every stage of their lifecycle.”

“Latham’s global platform and market leadership not only in the capital markets, but across the firm’s transactional, litigation, and regulatory practices, provide an exciting opportunity to advise a diverse and impressive client base on a wide range of matters,” said Martin. “I’ve had the pleasure of working across from Latham frequently and have admired the firm’s collaborative and collegial approach to working with clients and colleagues, and I’m thrilled to join the team.”

Martin joins Latham from Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago. She received her JD from Columbia Law School and AB from Harvard College.

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Notes to Editors

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