NEW YORK, April 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Latham & Watkins LLP is proud to announce its newest Virtual Experience Program (VEP) with InsideSherpa, an innovative, open-access platform that connects students with companies and law firms: Emerging Companies.
VEP participants complete an online training program, which allows them to receive feedback on simulated legal tasks and gain real-world experience. In addition to the opportunity to undertake legal work, participants will learn more about life at Latham.
Latham's Emerging Companies VEP gives participants the opportunity to advise a founder of a newly formed company on everything from optimizing the allocation of shares to terms sheets for a series A financing. Latham also offers a Mergers & Acquisitions VEP, which takes participants through a high-stakes transaction, from reviewing a nondisclosure agreement to offering urgent advice to shareholders; and a White Collar Defense & Investigations VEP, which lets participants identify relevant documents using search terms, prepare for a witness interview, and perform other tasks related to a white collar criminal investigation.
"Advising emerging companies means working with individuals at the forefront of innovation and technology. Our clients want strong legal counsel who understand their fast-pace businesses, so we are thrilled to offer this cutting-edge virtual internship to law students. It is a great resource for the next generation of lawyers," said Benjamin Potter, Vice Chair of Latham's Emerging Companies Practice.
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Benjamin Potter, Vice Chair of Latham's Emerging Companies Practice, +1.650.470.4809
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