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Tad Freese

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 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. 

United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Commercial deals and contracts

Within: Commercial deals and contracts

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘consistently excellent’ and ‘valuable’ group specializes in technology transactions. Judith Hasko, who chairs the life sciences licensing team, advised CytomX Therapuetics on a strategic collaboration with Amgen valued at over $1.5bn. Technology transactions chair Anthony Klein, capital markets partner Anthony Richmond, M&A partner Josh Dubofsky and New York-based Graeme Smyth assisted American Airlines with an equity investment in China Southern Airlines. In Boston, Sarah Gagan was engaged by Measure on a strategic agreement with AES Corporation. The group includes Tad Freese, as well as New York-based of counsel Alan Tamarelli, who joined from Merck, and Ghaith Mahmood, who was promoted to counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Clients also recommend associate Arielle Singh. Attorneys are based in Silicon Valley unless otherwise stated.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

Latham & Watkins LLP’s group serves as a strong complementary practice to the firm’s significant global corporate, finance and IP litigation practices. It advises all sectors of the technology industry, including broadband and internet service providers, broadcast radio and television clients, cable companies, content providers, and data storage and security firms. Other areas of strength are e-commerce, entertainment and multimedia, internet, networks and infrastructure, and telecoms. It acted for LogMeIn, a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud-based remote connectivity services, in the acquisition of the GoTo business of Citrix Systems, a provider of collaborative communication solutions for small businesses; it also assisted Anova Industries with reviewing a manufacturing and supply agreement regarding the sale of Anova Applied Electronics to Electrolux. Additional matters included acting for Novomer, a venture-funded chemistry technology development company, in the sale of its Converge® polyol technology to Saudi Aramco. In Silicon Valley, Anthony Klein is technology transactions chair and Tad Freese is also highly regarded. Sarah Gagan is a key Boston contact and New York-based Jeffrey Tochner is ‘very creative’. Counsel Alan Tamarelli Jr was hired in New York from pharmaceutical company Merck & Co, where he was corporate transactions counsel; and Los Angeles-based Ghaith Mahmood was promoted to counsel.

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