Michael Lacovara

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Michael Lacovara

Michael Lacovara

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Career Highlights

Sandler O'Neill & Partners LP
Cortview Capital Securities LLC
Cortview Capital Holdings, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking at Rodman & Renshaw, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director, Vice Chairman & Founding Partner at Rodman & Renshaw, Inc.

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Co-Head, Investment Banking at The Benchmark Company LLC

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President at Protalex Inc.

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Former Chief Operating Officer at Cortview Capital Securities LLC

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Co-Founder at Vector Fund Management LP

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Office Managing Partner, San Francisco at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Deputy General Counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Global Chair, International Tax Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Co-Chair, Global Capital Markets Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Senior Counsel, Independent Contractor at Mayer Brown LLP

Mayer Brown LLP provides legal services in areas of banking and finance; corporate and securities; litigation and dispute resolution; antitrust and competition; U.S. Supreme Court and appellate matters; employment and benefits; environmental; financial services regulatory and enforcement; government and global trade; intellectual property; real estate; tax; restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency; and wealth management. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Law Degree, cum laude
Class of 1988

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

Master's Degree in International Relations
Class of 1985

The University of Cambridge (informally known as Cambridge University or Cambridge) is a public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world (after the University of Oxford), and the seventh-oldest in the world.

Bachelor's Degree, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1984

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Career History
2016 - Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Executive Partner
Prior - 2016

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP provides legal services. The law firm specializes in business law & advises corporations, financial institutions, and governments around the world. Its practice areas include antitrust & competition, mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, tax, employment, real estate, intellectual property, and dispute resolution. The company was founded on August 1, 2000 and is headquartered in London, UK.

President & Chief Executive Officer
Prior - 2013

Cortview Capital Securities LLC (Member FINRA, SIPC) offers relationship-driven, client-focused service across the full-suite of fixed income products. Regionally focused but national in scope, Cortview's professionals serve their middle-market customers by deploying both deep knowledge of the financial and capital markets and their substantial trading capital to facilitate its customers' portfolio and trading strategies and needs.Cortview was founded by seasoned industry professionals and is backed by a $125 million capital commitment from leading global private equity firm Warburg Pincus. They use that capital for customer-driven trading, to pursue their expansion to recognized centers of middle-market expertise, and to deepen their product and service offerings across not only sales and trading, but also to origination, securitization and advisory services. They are headquartered in Richmond, VA, and presently have offices in New York, Charlotte, NC, and Boca Raton, FL. They shall open additional offices across the country as they attract additional experienced middle-markets sales and trading, securitization and advisory talent to serve their growing customer base. Cortview Capital Securities LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cortview Capital Holdings Inc.

Boards & Committees
Chief Executive Officer & Director
2007 - Prior

Direct Markets Holdings Corp. provides investment banking services through its subsidiaries. It provides corporate finance, strategic advisory, research and sales and trading services to institutional investors. The company was founded on December 20, 2006 and is headquartered in New York, NY.


Cambridge in America provides alumni network relations services. They help build a community of Cambridge University alumni and friends throughout the United States. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer


Former Governor of New York


Former Governor of New Jersey

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GlaxoSmithKline Plc purchases Novartis AG /Human Vaccines Operations from Novartis AG

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Cortview Capital Holdings, Inc. provides financial and brokerage services. It operates through its subsidiary Cortview Capital Securities LLC. The company is headquartered in Richmond, VA.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
Admitted to the New York Bar
Thouron Scholar
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