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. She has significant experience working with multimodal structures, integrated and non-integrated swaps, and forward commitments. She also advises clients regarding post-issuance compliance with both tax-related statutes and regulations and bond document financial covenants. 

Latrice works extensively on bond financings for hospitals and multi-state health systems, senior living and multifamily housing projects, as well as P3 financings for infrastructure. She shares her insights with the public finance community, lecturing and writing on impact investing and ESG finance issues. 

In the community, Latrice serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Summer Business Institute, an internship program designed to introduce high school students to Chicago business organizations, and is a member of the Counsel for a Cause Executive Leadership Team of the American Heart Association. 

At Chapman, Latrice serves as the firm's Diversity Partner, managing firmwide diversity and inclusion initiatives, and is a founding member of the Black Attorneys Business Resource Group.  She also participates in law student programs to put a spotlight on careers in public finance. 

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

Representative Matters

  • $300,000,000 State of Ohio Hospital Revenue Bonds (Cleveland Clinic Health System Obligated Group), Series 2023 - Borrower's Counsel
  • $71,055,000 Illinois Finance Authority Revenue Refunding Bonds (Franciscan Communities, Inc. Obligated Group), Series 2023 - Bond Counsel
  • $1,369,600,000 Colorado Health Facilities Authority Revenue Bonds (Intermountain Healthcare), Series 2022A – 2022F - Bond Counsel
  • $638,285,000 Virginia Small Business Financing Authority Senior Lien Revenue Bonds (95 Express Lanes LLC Project), Series 2022, Underwriters' Counsel
  • $58,415,000 Illinois Finance Authority Revenue Refunding Bonds, (Smith Crossing), Series 2022 - Bond Counsel
  • $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
  • $8,525,000 Illinois Housing Development Authority Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds (Berry Manor Apartments), Series 2022 - Bond Counsel


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.
  • Co-Presenter, "Public Finance Fundamentals - Origins, Current Practice and Future Outlook," Practising Law Institute (PLI), September 27, 2021.
  • 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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