“He has great command of the space, which is not one many in-house lawyers work in day-in, day-out, so his knowledge is very much appreciated.”
“He understands the market, its dynamics and pressure points, so he knows what kinds of deals can or can’t be struck.”

Chambers USA 2020

JD Marple


JD Marple retired from the partnership on May 31, 2022. His practice focused on strategic counseling and negotiation advice with respect to technology transactions and outsourcing arrangements. Mr. Marple regularly structured and negotiated a wide variety of transactions, including strategic alliances, joint ventures, intellectual property asset acquisitions, patent and other intellectual property licenses, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements, and marketing and advertising agreements. His clients have ranged from startups to established public companies and their customers worldwide, particularly in the fields of e-commerce, Internet services, software, hardware, semiconductor design, and related industries. Mr. Marple also represented numerous clients in US and international outsourcing deals ranging from traditional IT outsourcing arrangements to focused business process deals.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Marple was an associate in the Technology Transactions Group at a Silicon Valley law firm, where he had been since 1999. Prior to graduating from law school, Mr. Marple worked in Washington, D.C. as a lobbyist for the Business Software Alliance and as a legislative aide to Congressman Joe Moakley.

  • Education
    • JD, George Washington University Law School, 1999
    • MA, University of Virginia, 1994
    • BA, Miami University, 1989
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