Tad Freese > Latham & Watkins LLP > Silicon Valley, United States > Lawyer Profile

Latham & Watkins LLP
CA 94025
United States
Tad Freese photo


 Tad Freese represents a broad range of high technology companies, investment banks, and other public and private companies in their corporate transactions. He is the Managing Partner of Latham’s Silicon Valley office, and was previously a Vice Chair of Latham’s Global Corporate Department. 

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

(Leading lawyers)

Tad FreeseLatham & Watkins LLP

One of the largest practices in the multi-billion transaction market’, Latham & Watkins LLP is a go-to for deals of international significance. Key distinguishers for the practice include its fortitude for SPAC and de-SPAC transactions, as well as its ability to call upon the firm’s reputed antitrust and capital markets departments when required. San Francisco-based Luke Bergstrom fronts the practice which has noted a considerable uptick in its activity in the technology, healthcare and life sciences sectors throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and is likewise active in the media and entertainment, hospitality and real estate sectors, among others. In New York, Charles Ruck is a star name for public company mergers, tender offers, divestitures and strategic acquisitions, while in Silicon Valley, Tad Freese caters to numerous technology players on M&A, IPO, corporate governance and public company disclosure affairs. The team was strengthened in early 2022 with the hire of Teri O’Brien from Paul Hastings LLP, where she was co-chair of the securities and capital markets practice group.