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Latham & Watkins take on new partners and counsel

Latham & Watkins has promoted 25 professionals to partner - six of whom work in tax.

The firm also promoted 31 professionals to the role of counsel across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

Elected as partner, Michelle Carpenter is an associate for the tax department in the Los Angeles office.

Carpenter has a wide range of knowledge on executive compensation and employee benefit matters with a focus for counselling on tax, securities, ERISA and corporate law issues.

Associates Lori Goodman and Austin Ozawa have both been made partners in the tax department at the firm’s New York office.

The pair have experience in tax security and corporate law issues associated with executive compensation and employee benefit matters.

Also made partner was Andrea Ramezan-Jackson, who specialises in US federal income tax matters, including M&A, joint ventures, reorganisations, restructurings, private equity investments and financing transactions. She will work in the firm’s Washington office.

Elected to counsel are Eric Cho and Rifka Singer, at the Los Angeles and New York offices.

Cho focuses his practice on US federal tax matters, and has experience advising clients on various tax issues.

Singer specialises in executive compensation and employee benefit matters. 

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