Posts

Latham & Watkins Advises Financial Advisers in Coinbase Direct Listing

Latham & Watkins represented the financial advisers to cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase Global, Inc. in its direct listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “COIN” on April 14, 2021. Latham previously represented Spotify in its ground-breaking direct listing on the NYSE in 2018 and the financial advisers in the direct listings of Slack and Asana on the NYSE in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

Latham represented the financial advisers to Coinbase in its direct listing with a capital markets team led by New York partners Marc Jaffe, Greg Rodgers, and Benjamin Cohen, with New York associates Brittany Ruiz, Jonathan Hernandez, and Darby Dietrich. Advice was provided on corporate matters by Chicago partner Max Schleusener; on financial regulatory and cryptocurrency matters by New York partner Stephen Wink, with London associate Shaun Musuka; on financial regulatory, payments, and AML matters by Washington, D.C. partner Todd Beauchamp and London partner Stuart Davis, with Washington, D.C. associates Charles Weinstein and Loyal Horsley and London associates Gabriel Lakeman, Sam Maxson, and Sidhartha Lal; on bank regulatory matters by New York partner Alan Avery and New York counsel Pia Naib; on FCPA & sanctions matters by Washington, D.C. partner Eric Volkman, with Washington, D.C. associate C.J. Rydberg; on CFTC regulatory, enforcement, and litigation matters by New York partner Yvette Valdez and Chicago partner Eric Swibel, with New York associates Ashley Weeks, Adam Fovent, and Iris Xie; on tax matters by New York partner Jiyeon Lee-Lim, with New York associate Seung Hyun Yang; on benefits and compensation matters by New York partner Bradd Williamson, with New York associate Anne Bracaglia; on data privacy and security matters by Washington, D.C. partner Jennifer Archie, with Washington, D.C. associate James Smith and London partner Fiona Maclean and London counsel Danielle van der Merwe, with London associate Liz Longster.

Latham raises record amount for D.C. Legal Aid Society

Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that it raised a record amount – more than US$218,000 – for this year’s Making Justice Real campaign (formerly known as the Generous Associates Campaign), the principal fundraising campaign targeted at individual attorneys for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. Latham surpassed US$200,000 for the third year in a row and led the city in giving for the sixth consecutive year. The annual two-month summer campaign raised US$3.1 million overall to support the operations of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia covering one third of Legal Aid’s annual operating costs, and smashed the previous record fundraising amount.

The firm’s fundraising goals were achieved through broad participation of lawyers and staff. Our efforts were led by Washington, D.C. partners David Dantzic, Amy Rigdon, and Shagufa Hossain; associates Loyal Horsley and Ethan Prall; litigation services supervising attorney Dana Louttit; and litigation services attorney Quiana Montgomery; with special contributions from attorney support coordinator Deborah Baggott and director of administration – Washington, D.C. Matt Fritz.

Latham partner and Legal Aid Board President David Dantzic said, “I am once again awed by the generosity of Latham and firms throughout the D.C. legal community, especially with the challenges that everyone is dealing with this year. While we all face our own difficulties, the success of the campaign shows that in times of crisis we, as firm and a community, are able to recognise and help those who need it most.”

The campaign is a fundraising drive run by associates at Washington, D.C. law firms each summer. Latham associates helped initiate the Making Justice Real campaign more than 30 years ago. The funds raised through this campaign allow Legal Aid to continue to provide free legal services to the neediest members of the D.C. community in the areas of domestic violence/family, housing, public benefits, immigration, and consumer law.

About Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia is D.C.’s oldest and largest general civil legal services organisation. Since 1932, Legal Aid lawyers have been making justice real in individual and systemic ways for persons living in poverty in the District. Learn more about Legal Aid.