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Christopher Shoff

Christopher Shoff

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Friday, November 3, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA




Christopher Shoff is a partner at Latham & Watkins where he is a leading advisor to entrepreneurs, companies, venture capital investors, private equity firms and strategic acquirors in a broad range of corporate transactions with a particular emphasis on venture capital financings and mergers and acquisitions. Shoff regularly represent high growth companies throughout their entire lifecycle from startup to exit. His clients are primarily in the technology space as well as other high growth industries, including software, digital media and entertainment, artificial intelligence, virtual reality/augmented reality, mobile, consumer Internet, clean tech, medical device, pharmaceutical and healthcare services. Shoff is a valuable asset to their teams providing them with practical business and legal advice as they navigate the challenges that face high-growth businesses.

Shoff graduated summa cum laude in 1999 from Weber State University with a BS in Economics and received his JD in 2002 from Harvard University.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
January 10, 2018
Re: Niels W. Frenzen

Niels Frenzen was quoted on how federal courts weigh the content of President Donald Trump's tweets. “We’ve never had a president tweeting like this,” Frenzen said. “You have these extreme public statements that are shedding light on the motivation of the president in regard to why he is directing Cabinet secretaries to engage in these actions. The courts are saying these are fair game.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Edward Kleinbard
November, 2017

Edward Kleinbard wrote an op-ed, "Beware the Fine Print — a GOP Tax Cut for Small Businesses is More Like a Giveaway for the Rich", posted to The Los Angeles Times on November 13, 2017.

Gillian Hadfield
November, 2017

Gillian Hadfield's paper, "Privatizing Law: Is Rule of Law an Equilibrium Without Private Ordering?," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for seven eJournals/topics.

Rebecca Brown
November, 2017

Rebecca Brown attained SSRN's designation as being in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.