Cheston Larson > Latham & Watkins LLP > San Diego, United States > Lawyer Profile

Latham & Watkins LLP
12670 HIGH BLUFF DRIVE
SAN DIEGO, CA 92130
United States
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Position

Cheston Larson serves as Chair of the office’s Emerging Companies Practice and is Co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences Industry Group. His practice covers a range of general corporate matters, including counseling public and privately held companies as well as representing venture capital and investment banking firms in private and public financing transactions.

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/cheston-larson

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies

Latham & Watkins LLP combines a domestic and international presence to provide clients with an almost unrivalled spread of expertise. This includes advice at every stage of the investment journey, from early stage startups through to SPAC combinations, M&A and IPOs. The US practice expanded with the opening of a new office in Austin, which included the recruitment from DLA Piper LLP (US) of highly rated partner Jenifer Renzenbrink Smith, who has strong connections to the local venture capital and emerging companies market. The group maintained good momentum for 2021, advising on over 420 financings with an aggregate value of more than $33.6bn. This included advice to Joby Aviation, a manufacturer of electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, on a $75m investment by Uber Technologies and a subsequent $5bn SPAC combination with Reinvent Technology Partners. Benjamin Potter and John Chory (‘the best in the business‘) jointly lead the practice from Silicon Valley and Boston respectively. Boston-based Emily Taylor is ‘an absolute rockstar‘; meanwhile Mark Roeder in Silicon Valley, Cheston Larson in San Diego and Christopher Shoff in Los Angeles are all key figures within the team.