JD Marple > Latham & Watkins LLP > San Francisco, United States > Lawyer Profile

Latham & Watkins LLP
SUITE 2000
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111-6538
United States
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JD Marple is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Silicon Valley office and a member of the Corporate Department. His practice focuses on strategic counseling and negotiation advice with respect to technology transactions and outsourcing arrangements. Mr. Marple regularly structures and negotiates 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.



Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions

Latham & Watkins LLP has a hugely experienced team that is praised for bringing ‘a deep bench of expertise and market knowledge to each transaction, along with a pragmatic approach to reaching the best outcome‘. The scale of the practice and the firm’s global reach ensures complete coverage across a range of transaction types, including cross-border IP diligence and monetization deals, M&A support, outsourcing and strategic collaborations. The practice saw activity across an equally wide selection of industries including aviation, agtech, robotics, fintech, digital and social media, and AI. The firm’s work in the semiconductor space was particularly notable, including advising Nvidia on its proposed $40 billion acquisition of Arm, which was ultimately abandoned for competition reasons, and assisting Advanced Micro Devices on its $35 billion takeover of Xilinx. The team also advised Beyond Meat on its PLANeT Partnership joint venture with PepsicCo, including support on commercial IP and operational matters. Key partners include Boston-based global vice-chair Sarah Gagan, and in Silicon Valley, Anthony Klein who is ‘nothing short of amazing‘. Los Angeles partners Alex Voxman  (‘responsive, professional, thoughtful and knowledgeable‘) and the ‘extremely knowledgeableGhaith Mahmood  come highly recommended. JD Marple   (Silicon Valley) and Jeremiah Wolsk (Washington DC) are also noted for their outsourcing work.