Robert T.S.Latta (Rob)

Associate

San Diego + 1.858.314.1140

Rob Latta's practice focuses on advising clients on a wide variety of intellectual property, technology, and data transactions for industries ranging from life sciences to software and technology. He routinely prepares licenses, strategic alliances, joint ventures, confidentiality, noncompetition, assignment, supply, manufacture, and IP settlement agreements for life science, medical device, digital health, software, and technology clients. Rob also performs and evaluates due diligence related to, and helps negotiate, the acquisition or divestment of intellectual property assets.

Rob serves a broad variety of clients, including Athersys, Celgene, Digital Bridge Holdings, Granite Construction, NXP, P&G, Patrón, RELX Group, and Western Digital.

While he routinely advises life science clients, Rob has particular technical experience in enterprise application software, electrical engineering, medical device, bioinformatics, media, entertainment, gaming, financial technology, data management systems, robotics, and autonomous vehicle control systems.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Rob was an associate in the San Diego offices of two international law firms where he predominantly worked in patent prosecution and assisted in patent litigation and technology-based transactions. At the start of his career, he practiced intellectual property law in the Columbus, Ohio office of a national law firm.

Experience

  • HD Supply to be acquired by The Home Depot, Inc. for $8.8 billionJones Day is advising HD Supply, Inc. ("HDS") in its $8.8 billion acquisition by The Home Depot, Inc. ("Home Depot").
  • Helios Technologies acquires Balboa Water Group for $218.5 millionJones Day advised Helios Technologies in the $218.5 million acquisition of BWG Holdings I Corp. (operating as Balboa Water Group) from investment funds affiliated with AEA Investors LP.
  • Astellas Pharma acquires iota BiosciencesJones Day advised Astellas Pharma Inc. in its acquisition of iota Biosciences.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings to acquire Tropicana Evansville casino in series of transactions valued at $624 million in the aggregateJones Day is advising Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in the $624 million acquisition of the Tropicana Evansville casino operations from Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings acquires iconic Bally's brand from Caesars EntertainmentJones Day advised Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in the acquisition of the iconic Bally's brand previously owned by Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
  • Furukawa Electric and Superior Essex global joint venture finalizedJones Day advised Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. in its finalization of a global joint venture with Superior Essex Inc.
  • Polaris teams up with Zero Motorcycles to electrify ATVs and snowmobilesJones Day represented Polaris Industries Inc., OEM of off-road vehicles/ATVs, snowmobiles, motorcycles and boats sold under the POLARIS, RZR, RANGER, GENERAL, SPORTSMAN, INDIAN, and HURRICANE brands, among others, on its entry into a joint development, licensing, and services relationship with Zero Motorcycles, a global leader in electronic motorcycle powertrains and technology.
  • Merchant banking firm provides $122.5 million acquisition financing to provider of construction accounting software and payroll servicesJones Day advised a merchant banking firm in connection with a $122.5 million senior secured credit facility, comprised of a $110 million term loan and a $12.5 million revolving credit facility, supporting the acquisition of a leading provider of construction accounting software and payroll services for small- to mid-sized specialty contractors in Ohio.
  • Vantage Data Centers forms $3.5 billion strategic partnership with Colony Capital to advance data center growthJones Day advised Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, on forming a strategic partnership with Colony Capital, Inc. valued at $3.5 billion to accelerate the expansion of Vantage’s best-in-class, wholesale data centers throughout North America and Europe.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings to acquire three casinos from Eldorado and Caesars for $180 millionJones Day is advising Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in the $155 million acquisition of Eldorado Shreveport Resort and Casino in Shreveport, Louisiana, and the Mont Bleu Resort Casino & Spa in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, from Eldorado Resorts, Inc., and Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino in New Jersey from Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Vici Properties Inc. for $25 million.
  • JinkoSolar sold two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Mexico to White River RenewablesJones Day advised JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest and most innovative solar panel manufacturers, in the sale of two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Mexico to White River Renewables.
  • Central American conglomerate acquires significant strategic real estate holding in HondurasJones Day represented a Central American conglomerate in the acquisition of a significant strategic real estate holding in Honduras.
  • Huntington Ingalls to sell San Diego Shipyard to Titan Acquisition HoldingsJones Day is advising Huntington Ingalls Industries in the sale of its San Diego Shipyard to Titan Acquisition Holdings.
  • PGT Innovations acquires NewSouth Window SolutionsJones Day advised PGT Innovations, Inc., a national leader in premium windows and doors, including impact-resistant products, in connection with its $92 million cash acquisition of NewSouth Window Solutions, subject to adjustments.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Borchers from The Jordan CompanyJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Borchers Group Limited, a global specialty chemicals company known for its innovative high-performance coating additives and specialty catalyst solutions, from The Jordan Company, L.P.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings acquires three Colorado casinos from Affinity Gaming for $51 millionJones Day advised Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition from a subsidiary of Affinity Gaming of three casino properties, Golden Gates, Golden Gulch, and Mardi Gras, in Black Hawk, Colorado, for $51 million.
  • Procter & Gamble to acquire Billie Inc.Jones Day is advising The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) in its acquisition of Billie Inc., a direct-to-consumer seller of female shaving and body care products.
  • CORSAIR® acquires SCUF Gaming®Jones Day advised CORSAIR® in connection with the acquisition and related financing of high-performance controller pioneer SCUF Gaming "SCUF®" and its extensive patent portfolio.
  • Cortec Group acquires Enthusiast Auto HoldingsJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Ohio-based Enthusiast Auto Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries, an e-commerce distributor of automobile aftermarket and performance parts, including for Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Volkswagen.
  • BBA Aviation sells Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day advised BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
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