Keith Halverstam, Global Chair of the Public Company & Board Representation Practice, counsels clients on capital markets transactions and public company representation matters, including initial public offerings, SPAC and deSPAC transactions, and high yield debt offerings. He also regularly leads large, cross-disciplinary Latham teams in connection with public company crisis management mandates, including with respect to restatements and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations. Mr. Halverstam also has broad experience and expertise in corporate governance and ESG matters. His prior firm leadership positions include Co-Chair of the Global Capital Markets & Public Company Representation Practice and Co-Chair of the New York Corporate Department.

Mr. Halverstam advises a broad range of clients, including large Fortune 250 corporations, newly public technology and life sciences companies, and major investment banks. His experience includes representing issuers and underwriters in more than 500 capital markets transactions with an aggregate market value of hundreds of billions of dollars.

Mr. Halverstam is experienced in a broad range of capital markets and financing transactions, including:

  • Initial public offerings
  • SPAC and deSPAC transactions
  • Secured and unsecured high-yield and investment grade bond offerings
  • Leveraged buyout financings
  • Secondary and follow-on equity offerings

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Halverstam clerked for Judge Frank H. Easterbrook on the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Mr. Halverstam’s experience includes representing:

  • Allegro MicroSystems
  • Arch
  • Ayala Pharmaceuticals
  • BioXcel Therapeutics
  • BofA Merrill Lynch
  • Cardiac Science
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Cotiviti
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Imubit
  • JetBlue
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Macquarie Capital (USA)
  • MeiraGTx
  • Oscar Health Insurance
  • QVT Funds
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Shuffle Master
  • SPX
  • Syneos Health
  • UBS
  • Vista Aviation
  • Wynn Interactive

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 2000
    high honors, Order of the Coif,The University of Chicago Law Review
  • BA, Washington University, 1995
    summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa