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Latham & Watkins Expands M&A Practice in New York

Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that Ian Nussbaum has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Nussbaum advises public and private companies on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate governance, and shareholder activism and takeover defense matters.
“Ian is a top-notch M&A lawyer and we are excited to welcome him to our New York office and the firm,” said Marc Jaffe, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in New York. “We continue to see increased demand for our M&A services in line with the overall growth of Latham’s transactional footprint. Ian’s experience in some of the most active industry sectors will benefit our clients tremendously.”
Nussbaum’s experience includes advising major public and private companies, special committees, and investors across some of the most active industries in M&A, including technology, healthcare, life sciences, financial institutions, consumer, gaming and leisure, and industrials.
“Ian’s practice complements the breadth and sophistication of services that our extensive, ever-growing base of public company clients require,” said Justin Hamill, Global Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. “Ian is a tremendous addition to our M&A practice as we look to continue expanding our group. His commercial approach and industry experience adds additional strength to our market-leading practice and we are thrilled to welcome him to the team.”
“Latham’s dynamic transactional platform and network of public company clients is second to none, and I look forward to being part of such a robust global firm,” said Nussbaum. “The firm’s commercial approach, combined with a culture of teamwork and collegiality, will no doubt enhance my service to clients.”
Nussbaum joins Latham from Cooley LLP. He received his JD, magna cum laude, from University of Pennsylvania Law School and his BA, magna cum laude, from Columbia University. Prior to entering private practice, Nussbaum served as a law clerk for the Honorable Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr. of the Delaware Court of Chancery.

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