You know you’ve made it in the legal industry when you’ve landed a spot at Latham. The firm is a global leader across dozens of practice areas and recruits the best of the best. Those seeking autonomy to shape their practice plus extensive training and support will be pleased at this legal giant. Latham is one of the world’s largest law firms. With more than 3,000 attorneys in 30 offices around the world, Latham practices in all the major jurisdictions in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Asia and regularly represents compani...
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To snag a coveted associate spot at Latham, you’ll need a stand-out resume—including a GPA that meets the firm’s grade cut off (which varies by law school). Interview questions come in all shapes and sizes, but candidates should be ready to let their personalities shine. Latham has a friendly, open atmosphere where lawyers and staff are down to earth and approachable. The firm has a free-market assignment system, so associates have some autonomy over their assignments and the teams they join. Most speak highly of the partners, describing them as approachable and gracious. There is also ample transparency from the top, and partners are open to questions on firm decision-making. The firm has a reasonable 1,900-hour billable requirement, though most associates share they are billing ...
A career at Latham & Watkins will give you the opportunity to do some of the best work of your life. Opportunities are boundless—Latham’s Unassigned Program allows you to follow your intellectual curiosity to explore the firm’s market-leading practices before choosing your department, practice, or industry foc...
Latham is one of the world’s largest law firms. With more than 3,000 attorneys in 30 offices around the world, Latham practices in all the major jurisdictions in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Asia and regularly represents companies doing business in Latin America and Africa. The firm is a global leader in corporate transactions, environmental law, finance matters, litigations and trials, and tax services.
Small Shop Gets Super-Sized
Dana Latham—former commissioner of the IRS—and Paul Watkins founded the firm in 1934 to focus on tax and employment law. In the latter part of the 20th century, the firm began aggressively and steadily expanding around the globe. The firm’s largest office is its New York location—an iconic new space on Avenue of the Americas. Despite its sprawling ...
From the Firm: Associates receive hour-for-hour credit for up to 50 hours of diversity, equity, and inclusion activities so long as they otherwise
We Are Driven by Our Values and Culture. We have a unique and special culture, based around our core values of transparency, inclusion, innovation, and collaboration.
We Are Enriched by Our Diversity. Our firm reflects a rich mixture of races, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, culture, socioeconomic backgrounds, and primary languages. This diversity makes us who we are.
We Build Careers. From day one, we provide our associates with the mentoring, training, feedback, and career guidance, they need to be at the top of their field.
We Are Flexible. We recognize that our lawyers have varied interests outside of the office, so our policies reflect a commitment to fostering a healthy work-life balance. We provide generous parental leave policies, a reduced–pace program, and cutting-edge technology that helps help lawyers manage their workload.
We Give Back. As one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono legal services, we take seriously our commitment to give back to the communities where we live and work.
Partner & Associate
Partner and Vice Chair of Global Antitrust & Competition Practice & Associate—Antitrust & Competition Practice
Partner & Associate