Emily K. Watson is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. She focuses her practice on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate matters.
Emily represents many private equity sponsors, closely held businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and management teams. She helps her clients structure and execute acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, control and growth equity financings, non-control and co-investments, leveraged buyouts and other complex commercial transactions. Emily routinely serves as primary counsel for her private equity clients and their portfolio companies to help them achieve their strategic and commercial objectives, including with respect to executive employment and employee equity incentive plan arrangements. Her diverse client base spans a range of industries, including healthcare, business services, insurance, manufacturing and distribution. Emily has a unique ability to pinpoint and resolve the thorniest issues involved in complex transactional matters in a way that complements her clients’ overarching strategic and commercial goals.
Prior to joining LP, Emily was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, where she was an active member of various committees: Integrity & Compliance, Recruiting and Diversity & Inclusion. Emily has also served as Senior Counsel, Member Services, at Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society, a leading legal professional liability insurer, where she focused on law firm business development and retention as well as assisting firm leaders in addressing coverage issues and business concerns relating to lawyers' professional liability and other large law firm exposures and risks.