Ryan K. deFord

Ryan deFord is counsel in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. deFord is a member of the Corporate Department and the Capital Markets and Private Equity Finance Practices. His practice centers on corporate finance, securities and corporate matters. His clients include US and foreign investment banks, New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq-listed companies and non-US corporations. He has substantial experience with a broad range of financing transactions, including leveraged buy-outs, recapitalizations and liability management transactions.

Mr. deFord has represented underwriters, initial purchasers, issuers and other parties in public and private, secured and unsecured, investment grade, high yield and convertible debt and equity offerings in a broad array of industries, including defense, natural resources, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, manufacturing, energy, media and telecommunications, technology and retail.

He has also represented investment banks, companies, private equity sponsors and investors in all manner of other engagements, including SEC, FINRA, NASDAQ and NYSE filings and compliance, tender offers and consent solicitations, the purchase or sale of distressed debt, restructurings (including exchange offers) and bridge lending and loan commitments.