Latham & Watkins Represents Amplitude in Direct Listing

Multidisciplinary team advised on the listing by the software company.

September 28, 2021

Latham & Watkins represented Amplitude, Inc., a pioneer in digital optimization, in the software company’s direct listing on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “AMPL” on September 28, 2021. Latham previously represented Spotify in its groundbreaking direct listing in 2018 and the financial advisers in the direct listings of Slack, Asana, Coinbase, Squarespace, ZipRecruiter, and Wise.

Bay Area partners Tad Freese and Kathleen Wells, Los Angeles/New York partner Greg Rodgers, and Bay Area associate Richard Kim led the Latham deal team, with Bay Area corporate attorney Karen Eberle and Bay Area associates Casey Tong and Josh Landis. Advice was also provided on benefits & compensation matters by Bay Area partner Ashley Wagner; on tax matters by Bay Area partner Grace Lee, with Bay Area associate Derek Gumm; on data & technology transactions matters by Bay Area partner JD Marple, with Bay Area associate Amy Dippolito; on data privacy & security matters by Bay Area counsel Heather Deixler; on export controls & customs matters by Washington, D.C. partner Eric Volkman, with Washington, D.C. associate Elizabeth Annis; and on FCPA matters by Washington, D.C. partner Erin Brown Jones, with Washington, D.C. associate Christopher D’Agostino.

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