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, with over 3,000 lawyers in 15 countries, and recruits the best of the best. This globalization allows Latham to service clients with the finest legal resources, regardless of location. Those seeking autonomy to shape their practice plus extensive training and support will be pleased with their opportunities at this legal giant.
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Founded in Los Angeles in 1934, Latham Watkins has become a multinational behemoth and is entrenched as one of the world’s elite firms. Candidates from top law schools and lateral hires can expect a rigorous hiring process that emphasizes academic achievement, cultural fit, and diversity, and can anticipate a smooth integration to the firm. Latham offers a welcoming, pleasant atmosphere in which associates enjoy collaborative relationships with partners and even take part in mandatory and confidential “upward” performance review of partners. Training opportunities for associates are plentiful, and associates benefit from assigned and de facto mentors. There is no shortage of work, though it is fairly distributed among associates and there is flexibility in when and where it gets d...
Latham is one of the world’s largest law firms. With more than 3,000 attorneys in 31 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 sprawlin...
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Partner & Associate
Partner and Vice Chair of Global Antitrust & Competition Practice & Associate—Antitrust & Competition Practice
Partner & Associate