Ian Schuman, Global Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Capital Markets Practice, represents issuers and underwriters in complex, high-profile equity and debt offerings, both in the United States and internationally.

Mr. Schuman offers clients unique experience handling prominent capital markets transactions on behalf of globally recognized brands and major investment banks. He advises on matters involving a range of industries, with a particular focus on the consumer retail, restaurant, and technology sectors.

Mr. Schuman also represents companies with respect to general corporate and securities matters.

His transactional work includes advising on:

  • Cross-border transactions
  • Debt exchange offers
  • High yield debt offerings
  • Initial public offerings
  • Public and private equity offerings
  • Tender offers and consent solicitations 

His broader corporate practice includes advising on:

  • Corporate governance issues
  • Periodic and current filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Satisfying requirements set forth by the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq

Mr. Schuman previously served as the firm’s New York Deputy Office Managing Partner.

Since 2011, Mr. Schuman represented underwriters and issuers on more than 370 debt and equity offerings across various industries, including more than 80 IPOs and 90 high yield offerings. Select issuers include: 

  • Arhaus
  • At Home
  • Beacon Street Services
  • Birkenstock
  • Camping World
  • Canada Goose
  • Casper Sleep
  • Ceridian
  • Compass
  • Dole
  • Driven Brands
  • Duckhorn   
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Dutch Bros
  • Engagesmart
  • European Wax Center
  • EVO Payments
  • Evoqua Water Technologies
  • Farfetch.com
  • Fertitta Entertainment
  • FIGS
  • First Watch
  • Fiverr
  • Gambling.com
  • GitLab
  • IHS
  • J. Jill
  • Latham Pools
  • Lemonade
  • Manchester United
  • monday.com
  • National Vision Holdings
  • Oatly
  • Olaplex
  • Peloton
  • Portillo’s
  • Shift4
  • Solo Brands
  • Sovos Brands
  • The Vita Coco Company
  • Traeger
  • Vroom
  • Xponential Fitness
  • ZipRecruiter

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, New York University School of Law, 2000
  • BA, Syracuse University, 1997