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Patrick A. Pohlen

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Patrick A. Pohlen is a partner in Latham & Watkins' Silicon Valley office, where he is the global Co-chair of the firm's Emerging Companies Practice and a member of the firm's Corporate Department. Mr. Pohlen is one of the nation's leading attorneys in representing technology, life science and cleantech companies and the financial institutions (venture capitalists and investment banks) that finance them. His practice focuses on company representation (public and private), general corporate counseling, corporate governance, private finance, public offerings, securities, mergers and acquisitions.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Shareholder activism: advice to boards

Within: Shareholder activism: advice to boards

Latham & Watkins LLP regularly acts for company boards in the defense of activist campaigns. Mark Gerstein and Christopher Drewry in Chicago, and Scott Herlihy in Washington DC, advised Owens-Illinois on an activist campaign brought by Atlantic Investment Management. Gerstein and Michael Dillard in Houston advised QEP Resources on an investment in the company by Elliott Management. In Silicon Valley, Tad Freese and Josh Dubofsky acted for e.l.f. Beauty in its relations with Marathon Partners, while Dubofsky, Ruck, Mark Roerder and Alan Mendelson advised Mellanox Technologies on its relationship with Starboard Value. Other clients include Aratana Theraputics and Cars.com, the latter of which the team advised on an investment in Starboard Value by Drewery, Aslani Far and Gerstein. Other key figures include Dennis Craythorn and Adel Aslani-Far in New York, Peter Handrinos in Boston, and Patrick Pohlen in Silicon Valley, the last of whom advised Calix on a campaign brought by Voce Capital Management.

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Venture capital and emerging companies

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Patrick Pohlen - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Venture capital and emerging companies

International law firm Latham & Watkins LLP's 'practical and responsive' team has a strong focus on the start-up, emerging company and venture capital sectors, and is well known for advising clients on the whole life-cycle of an emerging company. Recent work for the group includes advising Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, a rare-disease therapeutics company, on its $63.5m Series B financing. The client roster includes Ginkgo BioWorks, ArcherDX, 4D Molecular Therapeutics and Impossible Foods. Key partners include Alan Mendelson, who is global chair of the life sciences industry group, and John Chory and Benjamin Potter, who share leadership of the emerging companies practice. Patrick Pohlen is also recommended.

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