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Latham & Watkins LLP
1271 Avenue of the Americas
NY 10020
United States

Position

Greg Rodgers is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Rodgers is a member of the Corporate Department and the Capital Markets, Derivatives and General Corporate Representation Practices. Mr. Rodgers is named as one of the leading capital markets lawyers in the United States by Chambers USA, and by Chambers Global.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Latham & Watkins LLP has an outstanding reputation in DCM, founded on an exceptional record in high-yield debt and a fast growing investment grade debt workload; in the 12-month research period the team advised on more than 75 investment grade deals valued at over $102bn. Although the firm has a bigger market share on the issuer side, it is a recognised force as underwriters’ counsel. Although the core of the team is located in New York, it benefits from the firm’s geographic spread across the US, including Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Century City, Chicago, Washington DC, Houston and Boston offices. The firm’s impressive client base features a sizeable number of big-name tech businesses. Marc Jaffe is managing partner of the New York office and a recognised authority in debt offerings. Global chair of the capital markets department Ian Schuman has an impressive mix of debt and equity engagements from issuers and underwriters. Gregory Rodgers has a rounded and extensive capital markets practice with a particularly strong record in the convertible debt field.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

(Leading lawyers)

Gregory RodgersLatham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP could easily be regarded as the dominant firm in equity offerings given that its market share for  issuer and underwriter engagements routinely puts it amongst the top three firms in both categories. The firm has consistently positioned itself at the forefront of the capital markets field thanks to its effort to target buoyant sectors such as life sciences, tech, and the SPAC segment. It has also landed a series of engagements from foreign issuers seeking US offerings. Showcasing its ability to win the biggest deals in the market, the firm represented Airbnb on its headline $3.83bn IPO on Nasdaq. Global head of capital markets Ian Schuman  has an outstanding record in both equity and debt, as does New York managing partner Marc Jaffe. Gregory Rodgers  continues to be a leading figure in direct listings and Silicon Valley’s Richard Kline is at the forefront of tech sector offerings. Nathan Ajiashvili is widely acclaimed for his expertise in the life sciences segment.