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Latham & Watkins is an international law firm which was founded in 1934 by Dana Latham and Paul Watkins in Los Angeles, California with its headquarters based in New York City, New York. Latham’s practice was centered on US state and federal tax law whereas Watkins’ practice was focused mainly on labor. The firm was founded, with three attorneys and slowly expanded to 19 attorneys till 1960. In 1988, Jack Walker became its managing partner and set out to grow the firm. Latham & Watkins is dedicated to working with clients to help them achieve their business goals and overcome legal challenges all over the world. Its global platform is composed of a single, integrated partnership which is centered basically on providing the most collaborative approach to client service. The sustainability of Latham aims to conserve natural resources and energy, decrease its global carbon footprint, and work in a sustainable and cost-effective manner.

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Large
Multiple locations
Legal Firms
1934
What departments Latham & Watkins employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
other occupation31%
Legal30.8%
Computer / IT11.7%
Secretaries8.7%
Administrative - Other6.4%
Accounting / Finance6.2%
HR Management5.2%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do Latham & Watkins employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Latham & Watkins: Newcomers: 38%, Experiencers: 21%, Experts: 18%, Veterans: 23%. Latham & Watkins employees have less than 3 years experience on average before joining.
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Where did Latham & Watkins employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Latham & Watkins: Department of Justice, Kirkland & Ellis, O'Melveny & Myers. Typical Latham & Watkins employees have worked at Department of Justice.
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Law Office of Hugh Holub
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O'Melveny & Myers
What industries did Latham & Watkins employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Latham & Watkins: Legal Firms, Colleges / Universities, Consulting Companies, Social Advocacy Organizations, Niche Education. Latham & Watkins employees most likely come from a Legal Firms industry background.
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Where did Latham & Watkins employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Latham & Watkins: Small: 27%, Medium: 17%, Large: 56%. Most Latham & Watkins employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at Latham & Watkins study?
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Where did employees at Latham & Watkins study?
Georgetown University Law Center
Harvard Law School
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Latham & Watkins?
Time employed at Latham & Watkins: <1: 11%, 1-3: 31%, 4-8: 26%, 9-13: 13%, 14-20: 11%, 20+: 8%. Most Latham & Watkins employees stay with the company for 1-3 years which is less than the industry average.
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How does Latham & Watkins rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Latham & Watkins: 60.1% Male and 39.9% Female. Age ratio at Latham & Watkins: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 38%, 31-40: 38%, 41-50: 14%, 51-60: 8%, 60+: 2%. Latham & Watkins rates - 6.1% less female than the industry average. Most Latham & Watkins employees are 31-40, which is on par with the industry median age range.
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What are the top roles at Latham & Watkins?
Top roles of Latham & Watkins: Associate, Partner, Legal Secretary, Counsel, Attorney. The top role at Latham & Watkins is Associate.
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Legal Secretary
Counsel
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Career advancement

How does Latham & Watkins rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Latham & Watkins: low. Latham & Watkins ranks low for career advancement which is above the industry average.
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What companies do Latham & Watkins employees go on to work at?
Future employers of Latham & Watkins: Cooley, Department of Justice, DLA Piper, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Goodwin Procter. People who work at Latham & Watkins most typically go on to work for the Cooley.
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gender breakdown at Latham & Watkins?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
gender ratio is 39.9% female, 60.1% male.
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When was Latham & Watkins founded?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
1934.
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What industry does Latham & Watkins fall under?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Legal/Lawyer.
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How often do employees get promoted at Latham & Watkins ?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
advancement opportunities are low
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How many years does an employee typically spend working for Latham & Watkins?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
An employee typically spends 1-3
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what kind of companies did Latham & Watkins employees work for?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Large companies before Latham & Watkins.
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who are employees usually hired by after leaving Latham & Watkins?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Cooley, Department of Justice, DLA Piper, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Goodwin Procter, Jones Day, Kirkland & Ellis, Sidley Austin.
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Where did employees work before joining Latham & Watkins?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Department of Justice, Kirkland & Ellis, O'Melveny & Myers, Paul Hastings, Skadden Arps, United States Attorneys'​ Offices, U.S. Courts of Appeals, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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How old are Latham & Watkins’s employees in general?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
around 31-40, 21-30.
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What were Latham & Watkins’s employees' top fields of study?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Bachelor of Arts, No higher education, Bachelor of Science.
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Let's discuss some good positions of this company.
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10 months ago
I worked there as a legal secretary, but the hiring ratio for this position is quite low.
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10 months ago
The most demanding position is Associate manager, I worked in that position and there were some good benefits which I got.
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Facing a hard time in the company, the manager is poking his nose in every matter 😞
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10 months ago
It might be some confusion, it will be better if you talk so things will become easy.
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9 months ago
Just complain
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Workload is increasing and I think now I have to do over time
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10 months ago
This company is quite coperative, and will surely pay you for your hard work.
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10 months ago
Just discuss it with the managers!
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Thinking to join this company. But confuse about the interview 😕. NEED HELP!!
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9 months ago
It is a long process, you will be called several times.
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9 months ago
Just believe in yourself.
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I have got a call from the company but curious about the interview. OH GOD!! I am so tensed. 😟
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11 months ago
When I was working there, at the interview time, they asked me different questions, like where I see myself in the next 5 years and how the company can get benefit from me.
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11 months ago
They don't repeat the same questions, it gets changed by the passing time.
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The company provides a comfortable environment to work also , they give a number of benefits. No employee should be leaving this place willingly.😊
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10 months ago
Most probably the tenure of most of the employees, when they are leaving, is 3 to 4 years.
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10 months ago
You just can't stay in one place forever, brother! No matter how good your job is.
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As an employee, I feel proud to say that I am working in this company. What y'all say?
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10 months ago
Great environment! and amazing people.
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10 months ago
The company is good, but also sometimes co-workers have created hurdles in my work.
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I am working so hard in the company, still not getting any promotion. Ahhh!! tired of waiting for getting the opportunity. 😫
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11 months ago
You need to calm down. The chances of promotion are low here because there are a number of employees working here and it's not easy.
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11 months ago
I have worked here for 2 years and the main reason to quit my job was not getting promotion 😓. But overall, the place is very good.
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Wondering how many hours I have to work if I get hired. 🤔
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10 months ago
No need to think much. I am working here, and each day work for 7.5 hours, excluding the lunch time.
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10 months ago
7 - 8 hrs.
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Really want to apply in this company for job, what's the best part of working here?
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10 months ago
If you are a beginner, you will learn a lot of new things. You will get the opportunity to meet smart people who are very much dedicate towards their job.
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10 months ago
I am currently working here, the best part is you will be making good friends. Go ahead! and apply for job.
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I have done bachelors in arts now thinking to apply in this company. What y'all say 🤔
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10 months ago
Go Ahead! there are a majority of employees who have done there degree in Arts.
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10 months ago
No as such higher education is required, you can also get selected based on your skills and confidence level.
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I am a student and want to work here part-time.
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10 months ago
Why choosing part-time?? When the timings are so FLEXIBLE. Basically there are two shifts and you can choose any that you like.
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10 months ago
Timings are good. You can try your luck!
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They offer good salary packages, also value your hard work.
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10 months ago
This is literally the best part of the company that they focus on your work like how are you working and also pay you according to that.
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10 months ago
Salaries are good but work pressure is more than usual now.
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I have past 3 years of working experience, thinking to apply in this company.
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10 months ago
I joined this company as a beginner, there were no chances but got selected. You just go for it!
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10 months ago
Working experience is okay for applying here.
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Most of the time we have to work overtime due to workload, so I recommend you to go for extra hours. You may get overburden.
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10 months ago
The company gives leniency to it's employees, if work over time for sure you will get good pay.
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10 months ago
Yes, give a try. You can have more experience.
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I am 35 years old, too old to work here. 😢
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10 months ago
When I was hired, I was older than you. Age is not a matter. They also see your skills.
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10 months ago
If you think you are too old, then most probably you will not be able to work anywhere.
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Not happy with the manager he is terrible to work with. 😠
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10 months ago
Really 😲 this can't be true when I was working I had a supportive manager
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The best part is that it is a well organized company. Keeping everything balanced and maintained.
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11 months ago
I agree with you, when I was working here, I was fully satisfied and used to get motivated by my co-workers. Such a good place to work 🤗.
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11 months ago
Obviously, it is a renowned company, and people are aware of their services. So of course, it is important for them to manage and organize everything.
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Do females have a safe environment for working?
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11 months ago
Majority working employees are male, but you can apply as females are also working there.
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11 months ago
Yes it is safe.
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Got hired in the HR department. Feeling SUPER HAPPY!!
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10 months ago
When I was there, the working culture was superb. You will surely enjoy.
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10 months ago
Congrats.
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Thinking to join this company so i can get more exposure.
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10 months ago
From my side it is a big YES! 👍 You will learn a lot of new things.
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10 months ago
If you're a beginner so yes you can but the problem that you can face is that you have to work with number of people, coming from different cultures. Also, the workload here is quite fast.
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I would definitely be changing some rules in the company if I was the manager.
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10 months ago
I was working there and one thing which i noticed is that not all the employees were treated equally. If I had any chance of changing something, I surely change the favoritism culture.
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10 months ago
Would be reducing the irrelevant functions and parties. Asking the management to focus more on work rather than benefiting their own selves.
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I am super impressed by the benefits the company is providing.🤩
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10 months ago
There work timing is very flexible, give holiday leaves as well. Also, give good incentives for hard work.
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10 months ago
I was working in the company few years back and there were many good benefits for the employees. Ahh!! missing those days.
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