Corporate Governance

Latham advises directors, boards, and senior executives on the full range of corporate governance matters that confront companies and their leadership.

Why Latham

Latham’s global Corporate Governance group advises directors, boards, and senior executives on the full range of corporate governance matters that confront companies and their leadership — from board structuring and succession planning, to shareholder activism and SEC regulation. Drawing on our experience as seasoned counselors, we keep clients abreast of evolving trends and best practices to stay ahead of compliance issues.

When crises do arise, we call on Latham’s bench of corporate governance advisors, former SEC advisors and experienced litigators to guide clients through the storm and reach a safe landing. While fending off a hostile takeover attempt, navigating a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation, or negotiating a key transaction with related-party issues may present novel challenges to many companies, our lawyers have seen it all and offer steady guidance.

Awards & Rankings

  • Latham & Watkins Ranked #1 for US Company Activism Defense - February 08, 2022
  • Chicago Corporate Partners Receive Emerging Leaders Award - June 27, 2018
  • Boston Partner Honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly - May 24, 2018
  • Latham Ranked #1 for Activism Defense in Q1 2018 - April 30, 2018
  • Partner Cathy Birkeland Named to Chicago Business Journal Women of Influence List - April 17, 2018

Tier 2 - Top Ranked Corporate Governance Practice

The Legal 500 US 2019

Events

2022 Proxy Season: Lessons Learned and Coming AttractionsWebcast – 2020 Proxy Season: Considerations for Your Proxy Statement and Preparing for Your Annual Meeting

Media Coverage

Pro Bono Work Helps Law Firms Close Justice GapRising Star: Latham's Christopher DrewryBoston Partner Honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

News

Latham & Watkins Ranked #1 for US Company Activism DefenseLatham Secures Court Victory for HollySys in Shareholder DisputeLatham & Watkins Advises Eurofiber on Strategic Partnership with NGN

Thought Leadership

California Gender Board Diversity Law Is Held UnconstitutionalCorporate Governance: le novità e i temi da considerare per la stagione assembleare 2022Desktop Reference: 8-K Filing Events 2022

Webcasts & Podcasts

SEC’s Proposed Rules on Climate-Related DisclosuresESG, Energy, and Infrastructure: The Road AheadCEO Perspectives on Climate Risk Management