Attorneys

Allen Latta

Of Counsel

Contact Details

Direct: 415 399 3840
Fax: 415 399 3838

Allen Latta has significant experience in venture capital and private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings. Allen’s career spans law, investment banking and private equity advisory services.

In addition to his Of Counsel role at Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier, Allen is the Managing Director, CEO and General Counsel for Campton Private Equity Advisors (www.camptonpe.com), a private equity fund-of-funds advisor that provides investment advisory services to Private Equity Investor plc, a private equity fund-of-funds that is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: PEQ.L; www.peiplc.com). Prior to founding the Campton Group, Allen was the Director, Business Development, head of the US office, and member of the board of directors of global private equity fund-of-funds manager VenCap International Plc.

Allen is also an Advisor to Discern Securities, Inc. (www.discernsecurities.com), the investment banking division of Discern Analytics, a cloud-based data analytics company. Allen’s investment banking experience also includes serving as a senior banker in the West Coast Telecom Investment Banking Group at Bear, Stearns & Co. and before that as a Director in the Media and Telecommunications Group at CIBC World Markets. As an investment banker, Allen has advised clients in transactions exceeding $2 billion dollars.

Allen’s prior legal experience includes serving as a corporate finance attorney with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and with Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger, where he specialized in venture capital and private equity transactions, public offerings, mergers & acquisitions, international commercial transactions and general corporate and securities matters. Allen has represented a variety of clients, including venture-capital backed technology companies, venture capital funds, institutional investors, insurance companies, restaurants and clubs, automobile dealerships, retail stores, and garment manufacturers.

Allen received an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA where he graduated as a member of the Anderson Honor Society, a JD from UC Hastings College of Law where he served as a Note and Comment Editor of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly and received an American Jurisprudence award, and a BA in Economics from UCLA where he graduated as a Chancellor’s Marshall. Allen is a CFA Charterholder (www.cfainstitute.org) and a CAIA Charterholder (www.caia.org). Allen holds FINRA licenses Series 7, 63 and 79 (www.finra.org). Allen has taught graduate courses on Venture Capital and Investment Banking at the business school of San Francisco State University. Allen is admitted to the State Bar of California.

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