R. Gregory Roussel

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

R. Gregory Roussel

R. Gregory Roussel

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Greg Roussel is a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department.

Mr. Roussel concentrates his practice on mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic transactions involving technology companies. He has extensive experience advising clients in the social networking, software, electronic game, and mobile application sectors.

Mr. Roussel’s representative transactions include:

Serial Acquirers

Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus for US$2.3 billion, its acquisition of Instagram for US$1 billion, and over 50 other Facebook acquisitions
Workday’s acquisition of Adaptive Insights for US$1.55 billion and multiple other acquisitions
Multiple acquisitions for Dropbox
Multiple acquisitions for Airbnb

Electronic Games

Supercell’s acquisition by Tencent at a US$10 billion valuation
Supercell’s acquisition by SoftBank at a US$3 billion valuation
Supercell’s acquisition of Space Ape and investment in Redemption Games
The acquisitions of NaturalMotion for US$527 million, Newtoy, Area/Code, and Astro Ape by Zynga
BioWare Corp. in its acquisition by VG Holdings (an Elevation Partners entity)
Ngmoco's US$300 million acquisition by DeNA
Capcom's acquisitions of Cosmic Infinity and Blue Castle Games

Media/Social Network

The acquisitions of PhotoBucket for US$300 million and True[X] Media by Fox Interactive Media
The acquisitions of Clicker Media and Dotspotter by CBS Interactive
Grindr’s US$245 million acquisition by Kunlun Group
Shutterfly’s US$825 million acquisition of Lifetouch
VeriSign's Jamba! US$540 million joint venture with News Corp./Fox Entertainment Group
VeriSign's sale of its payment processing business to EBay for US$370 million

Enterprise Software

The acquisitions of Data Domain for US$2.4 billion and Scaleio by EMC
OpenDNS’ US$635 million acquisition by Cisco Systems
Quip’s acquisition by Salesforce
ByteMobile’s US$435 million acquisition by Citrix Systems

Matter completed prior to joining Latham

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Education
JD
Class of 1998

Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville, Tennessee, the law school combines the advantages of a stimulating university community, a top-tier faculty, a small, carefully selected student body, and a vibrant, livable city. Known for offering a rigorous academic program in a collegial, supportive atmosphere, Vanderbilt Law School attracts law students and faculty seeking a first-rate academic institution that also affords an excellent quality of life. In 2002, the law school completed an extensive renovation and expansion project, and Vanderbilt now offers its students a state-of-the-art facility with wireless internet access throughout, situated on a park-like campus that is a national arboretum.

BA in Economics
Class of 1995

Southern Methodist University is a private university near the center of Dallas. SMU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools in the humanities and sciences, business, the performing, visual, and communication arts, engineering, education and human development, law, and theology.

BBA in Finance
Class of 1995

Since 1920, the SMU Cox School of Business has equipped students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to succeed in business. Major publications—including BusinessWeek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal—rank SMU Cox among the top business schools in the nation and around the world. The Cox School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as innovative executive education programs encompassing all aspects of business leadership and management.

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Editor
Prior

The Vanderbilt Law Review is published six times a year (in January, March, April, May, October, and November) by the Vanderbilt Law Review, Vanderbilt University Law School, 131 21st Av. S., Nashville, TN 37203. Law Review Member Selection: The Law Review selects new members in the spring of their first year. Students interested in Law Review membership are required to compete in a case comment competition following their spring final exams. Members are selected based on a combination of their case comment score and their first year grade point average. The Law Review selects thirty-two first year students annually. [Information on the Joint Case Competition] Transfer students may also become members. The Law Review conducts a transfer competition in the fall. Second year students may also write on to the Law Review. The write-on competition is conducted in the spring. [Information on the 2L Write-On Competition] Law Review Member Duties: Second year Law Review members have two principal duties. Second year students are required to assist the Managing Department in cite-checking professional and student pieces. Thorough and accurate completion of this duty is a requirement for membership. The Law Review also requires all second year members to write a student note. The note may be on any original American jurisprudential topic. Thoughtful, well-written, and innovative notes will be published by the Law Review. Third year members have the opportunity to serve on theLaw Review’s editorial board. Editorial positions are chosen in the spring of a member’s second year. Antidiscrimination Policy: It is the policy of the Law Review not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, ethnic background, marital status, or sexual orientation. Copyright Permission: The Vanderbilt Law Review publishes articles and notes under a copyright license with its authors. Users wishing to reproduce multiple copies, or to reprint elsewhere should contact us.

Career History
Partner
Current

Fenwick & West LLP is a national law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The company's practice areas include antitrust and unfair competition, appellate, complex business litigation, copyright, corporate and securities, employment & labor, executive compensation & benefits, intellectual property and IP litigation. It offers legal advisory services in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, patent prosecution, privacy and information security. Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Partner
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.

Transactions
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Square, Inc. purchases Verse Technologies, Inc.

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Workday, Inc. purchases Adaptive Insights, Inc. from JMI Management, Inc., Bessemer Venture Partners, ONSET Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Cardinal Equity Partners LLC

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Facebook, Inc. purchases Redkix Israel Ltd. from Group 11 LLC, Wicklow Capital, Inc., Salesforce Ventures LLC

Awards & Honors
2012
Daily Journal - Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California
2012
Daily Journal - Top 20 Under 40
Admitted to the California Bar
Other Affiliations

R. Gregory Roussel is affiliated with Fenwick & West LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP

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