MENLO PARK, Calif., March 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that John T. ("Jack") Sheridan has joined the firm as a corporate partner in the Emerging Companies Practice, based in the Silicon Valley office. Sheridan's practice focuses on advising public and venture-backed private companies primarily in the technology sector.
During his three-decade legal career, Sheridan has advised numerous public and private companies in sophisticated corporate transactions including public offerings, venture financings and M&A transactions. He has represented companies and underwriters in more than 100 public offerings, which have raised billions of dollars of capital, and has advised more than 150 companies in successfully raising venture capital financing. He also regularly counsels clients on corporate governance and other day-to-day matters.
"Jack is a well-known and highly respected player in the northern California business community, and we're thrilled to have him join our dynamic Emerging Companies practice," said Tad Freese, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Silicon Valley. "Jack's unique combination of market experience, legal skills and engaging personality will have a strong, positive impact on our technology practice in the Bay Area and nationally, to the benefit of our clients."
Patrick Pohlen, global Co-chair of the firm's Emerging Companies Practice, added: "Jack is the kind of lawyer that emerging companies and investors seek out because he's handled every possible situation that can arise as a young company matures. His experience in the technology space fits in perfectly with our practice, and adding him to our team makes us an even stronger force in the market."
Sheridan said: "I've been impressed by Latham's dedication to working with entrepreneurs and venture-backed companies, and the firm's ability to provide the highest levels of counsel to clients throughout the life cycle of an emerging company. I also was attracted to Latham's formidable global platform and see great opportunities ahead for my practice and the clients I advise."
Sheridan received his law degree in 1986 from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. In addition to his role as an attorney, Sheridan is a certified public accountant in the state of California.
Sheridan joins from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, where he practiced corporate and securities law for more than 30 years.
About Latham & Watkins
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Notes to Editors
1 Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France and Italy and affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Latham & Watkins operates in Seoul as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi.
Tad Freese, Silicon Valley Office Managing Partner, +1.650.463.3060
Patrick Pohlen, Global Co-chair, Emerging Companies Practice, +1.650.463.3067
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