Latham Expands Private Equity Practice in Houston with Preeminent Practitioner

Bruce C. Herzog advises on sophisticated private equity and M&A transactions across industries.

March 18, 2022

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Bruce C. Herzog has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Practices and a member of the Corporate Department.

Mr. Herzog advises private equity funds and portfolio companies on leveraged buyouts, growth and early stage capital investments, equity line arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, and complex partnership structures. He also regularly advises on fund formation, fund governance, and fund economic arrangements. Mr. Herzog focuses on the industrial, manufacturing, distribution, energy and telecommunications industries.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bruce to our Houston office,” said Tim Fenn, Houston Office Managing Partner. “Continuing to grow and diversify our offerings in Houston is a top priority, and private equity is a major focus. The addition of Bruce, who is one of the earliest and most well-known Houston lawyers focused exclusively on private equity, will deliver significant value to our clients across industries, complementing and strengthening our team.”

“Bruce brings substantial experience and a commercial mindset that will prove integral to our expanding M&A and Private Equity Practices in Houston and globally,” said Charles Ruck, Global Chair of Latham’s Corporate Department. “Our Houston office has long been a leader in the market and the addition of Bruce underscores our commitment to staying ahead of our clients’ needs.”

“I’ve been extremely fortunate throughout my career and look forward to continuing the practice at Latham,” said Mr. Herzog.

The addition of Mr. Herzog is part of Latham’s ongoing expansion of the firm’s private equity capabilities in Houston, which includes the arrivals of Trina Chandler, Ravi Purohit, and James Garrett, who joined the firm in 2021. He is the third partner to join Latham’s M&A and Private Equity Practices in the US in 2022. The firm announced the arrivals of Caroline Blitzer Phillips and Jason Webber to the New York office in January and February, respectively.

Mr. Herzog received his JD from the University of Texas School of Law and his BA from Yale University. He joins Latham from Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

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Notes to Editors

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