Latrice Baptiste is a partner in Chapman's National Public Finance Department. She serves as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, borrower's counsel, disclosure counsel, and issuer's counsel in connection with variable rate and fixed rate general obligation, refunding, and revenue publicly offered and privately placed private activity and municipal bond issues, which entail various document structures, including multimodal structures, integrated and non-integrated swaps, and forward commitments. In addition, Latrice has advised clients regarding post-issuance compliance with both tax-related statutes and regulations and bond document financial covenants. 

Latrice's recent work includes a $1.3 billion revenue bond issue for the benefit of a multi-state health system as bond counsel, a $638 million revenue bond issue in connection with the P3 financing of a Virginia tollway project as underwriter’s counsel, two revenue bond issues totaling $234 million for the benefit of a health system as underwriter's counsel, a $988 million revenue bond issue for the benefit of a multi-state system of hospitals and clinics as disclosure counsel and borrower's counsel, a $95 million revenue bond issue for the benefit of a multi-site senior living organization as bond counsel, and bond issues totaling over $30 million financing affordable multi-family housing projects. 

Latrice is a member of Women in Public Finance, Northeast Women in Public Finance, Women in Housing & Public Finance, the Municipal Forum of New York, the Association of Black Women Attorneys, serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Summer Business Institute, and is a member of the Counsel for a Cause Executive Leadership Team of the American Heart Association. She has been a lecturer at various conferences on ESG finance and LIBOR phase-out related issues and has authored articles on such matters.

Latrice serves as Chapman's Diversity Partner, managing firmwide diversity and inclusion initiatives. She is also a founding member of Chapman's Black Attorneys Business Resource Group.

Prior to joining Chapman in 2014, Latrice practiced in the health care group at Jones Day.

Representative Matters

  • Underwriters' counsel on $638,285,000 Virginia Small Business Financing Authority Senior Lien Revenue Bonds (95 Express Lanes LLC Project), Series 2022
  • Bond counsel on $1,369,600,000 Colorado Health Facilities Authority Revenue Bonds (Intermountain Healthcare), Series 2022A – 2022F
  • Bond counsel on $140,000,000 The Health and Educational Facilities Board of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee Revenue Bonds (Vanderbilt University Medical Center), Series 2022A and 2022B
  • Bond counsel on $8,525,000 Illinois Housing Development Authority Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds (Berry Manor Apartments), Series 2022


Association of Black Women Attorneys

Municipal Forum of New York

Northeast Women in Public Finance

Women in Housing & Finance

Women in Public Finance

Honors & Awards

  • Named to Lawyers of Color’s Nation’s Best List (2020).
  • Named a "Top Lawyer under 40" in Public Finance Law by Leading Lawyer (2016).



New York


DePaul University, J.D., 2006

DePaul University, B.S., Finance, 1999



  • Co-Author, "Impact Investing – Elevating Racial Equity in the Municipal Bond Market," Chapman Insights, February 24, 2022.
  • Co-Author, "The Role of ESG Ratings Providers in Assessing ESG Performance and Risks," Chapman Insights, May 25, 2021.


  • Panelist, "Underwriter's Counsel Roundtable - Intermediate and Advanced," National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) The Workshop, October 19-20, 2023.
  • Panelist, “ESG and the Life Insurance Industry - Challenges and Opportunities,” Association of Life Insurance Counsel Annual Meeting, May 23, 2022.
  • Panelist, "A Career in Public Finance," Chicago Summer Business Institute. July 24, 2020.
  • Panelist, "LegalTrek Program," Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms and DePaul University, July 21, 2020.


American Heart Association

  • Counsel for a Cause Executive Leadership Team

Chicago Summer Business Institute

  • Board of Directors

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