40 under 40 : Roderick Branch
Roderick Branch, 39
Partner; co-chair, Chicago corporatedepartment Latham & Watkins, Chicago
Roderick Branch's parents always said he'd make a good lawyer. "That was just their way of saying I was not the most docile of children," recalls Branch, who was born in Mexico City and immigrated to Texas at 9.
Branch now runs a cross-border capital markets practice at Latham & Watkins' Chicago office-generally, similar work is done in New York or London. Fluent in Spanish and French, ...