Latham Opens Austin Office With Focus On Emerging Cos.

By Kevin Penton (September 1, 2021, 4:13 PM EDT) -- Latham & Watkins LLP on Wednesday announced a new office in Austin, Texas, with the addition of one-time attorneys from DLA Piper and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC, joining a rush of firms that have set up shop in that red-hot market for technology and other industries.

Former DLA Piper attorney Samer Zabaneh will serve as the office's managing partner, and will work alongside new partners Jenifer Smith and Scott Craig within Latham & Watkins' emerging companies practice, according to the announcement. Smith was previously with DLA Piper while Craig joins Latham from Wilson Sonsini.

The firm anticipates that the three...

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