Latham & Watkins Expand Corporate Department

17 Feb, 2012

Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that Courtenay Myers Lima has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Corporate Department.  Myers Lima advises financial institutions on a broad variety of public and private capital markets offerings, regulatory matters and corporate governance.

Representing financial institutions as issuers, Myers Lima specializes in capital raising transactions, representing  global financial institutions in the offer and sale of sophisticated retail and institutional investment products. She also advises issuers and underwriters in connection with the offer and sale of investment grade debt and other bank capital products.

Jimmy Brandt, Latham & Watkins’ Office Managing Partner in New York, said: “Courtenay’s broad transactional expertise complements both our New York and global financial institutions capability.   Our financial institutions group has strength in a number of core areas, including highly regarded transactional and regulatory practices. Courtenay’s deep product and industry expertise will be attractive to our clients and we are delighted to welcome Courtenay to the team.”

“The addition of Courtenay to our financial institutions group is another step in strengthening our capital markets practice. With the addition of Courtenay and other recent hires in this area, Latham is well-positioned to provide the highest quality transactional and regulatory legal advice. She will be a great asset to the team.” said James C. Gorton, Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department.

“Latham & Watkins offers a unique platform to build a leading global financial institutions practice. Latham’s reputation for advising on a diverse range of sophisticated finance transactions and its dedication to client service speaks to its leadership in the industry. I look forward to supporting the continued growth of the practice in New York and globally,” said Myers Lima.

Myers Lima joins Latham & Watkins from Davis Polk. She received her JD from Columbia Law School in 1997, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and an AB degree from Brown University in 1991.  

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