Expert Non-public Fairness Lawyer Joins Latham in Houston

“James’ skillset complements our premier Private Equity and M&A practices both in Houston and globally,” said Charles Ruck, Global Chair of Latham’s Corporate Department. “As our clients’ needs evolve, we continue to expand and strengthen our corporate capabilities. With a robust practice and experience spanning a variety of industries, James brings a unique perspective and proven record of client service.”

Garrett  regularly counsels clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, growth equity and private financing transactions, joint ventures, and corporate reorganizations, as well as on general corporate matters. He works with clients across a broad range of industries, including energy, industrials, technology, software, digital infrastructure, renewables and healthcare, among others.

Tim Fenn, Office Managing Partner of Latham’s Houston office said: “The Houston market knows James to be a preeminent private equity and M&A lawyer with a diverse and sophisticated practice. His vast private equity experience further expands our offering in Houston and will help clients take advantage of high-growth opportunities. We are thrilled to welcome James to Latham.”

“Latham’s reputation for excellence across practices and renowned global platform provide ideal conditions to grow my practice and better serve clients’ needs,” said Garrett. “I look forward to working alongside talented Latham colleagues, in Houston and around the globe, to leverage the full scope of Latham’s services and expand the Houston office’s private equity and venture capital client base.”

Garrett joins Latham from Vinson & Elkins LLP in Houston. He received his JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Houston Law Center and his Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University.

About Latham & Watkins (

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

1 Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Charles Ruck, Global Chair, Corporate Department, +1.212.418.7625

Tim Fenn, Houston Office Managing Partner, +1.713.546.7432

SOURCE Latham & Watkins

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