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 Receives 12 China Business Law Journal Awards - June 14, 2022
  • M&A Partners Named Top Activism Defense Lawyers - May 31, 2022
  • 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

Tier 2 - Top Ranked Corporate Governance Practice

The Legal 500 US 2019

Events

Webcast – 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 Receives 12 China Business Law Journal AwardsM&A Partners Named Top Activism Defense LawyersLatham & Watkins Ranked #1 for US Company Activism Defense

Thought Leadership

Current trends and challenges in ESGThe Latham US IPO GuideCalifornia Gender Board Diversity Law Is Held Unconstitutional

Webcasts & Podcasts

2022 Proxy Season: Lessons Learned and Coming AttractionsSEC’s Proposed Rules on Climate-Related DisclosuresESG, Energy, and Infrastructure: The Road Ahead