Latham & Watkins Law Firm Profile

More Profiles:
Choose A Law Firm

on Latham & Watkins LLP

  • - Financial Information
  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Latham & Watkins LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 2,100
  • Gross Revenues: $2,612,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,245,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,900,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

Latham & Watkins is an USA-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Latham & Watkins has 2101 attorneys and is the 7th largest firm in the United States.  With $2,612,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 1st on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Latham & Watkins ranked as the 3rd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, IL, MA, NJ, NY and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 1 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 1 2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 7 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List 6 1 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 22 1 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 62 -13 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 11 15 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 65 -3 Summer programs

In the News

Deal Watch: Skadden Celebrates Holiday Weekend Atop M&A League Tables

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 03, 2015

M&A league tables for the first half of 2015 compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters show Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leading the pack among legal advisers, while several other Am Law 100 firms prepare to fete the Fourth of July with some insurance-related transactional work.

How Many LGBT Lawyers in Texas?

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : July 02, 2015

The 2014 Dallas Law Firm Diversity Report Card includes data from 16 of Dallas's biggest law firms. The firms said they had 11 LGBT lawyers among 1,203 associates and nonequity lawyers, and six of 681 partners were LGBT.

Going Local in Singapore

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

A handful of international firms have obtained a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license, which allows them to hire Singapore-qualified lawyers and practice some local law. Others say it's not worth the trouble.

Herbert Smith Freehills Grows Profits, Shrinks Debt Amid Flat Revenues

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills achieved strong profit growth in the last financial year despite largely flat revenues, the firm announced Wednesday.

Big Deals

Tom Brennan and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

China National Nuclear Power IPO,, Daiichi/Sun Pharma and more of the Asia-Pacific region's largest recent transactions.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

July Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2015

Singapore: A Tough Market, But Law Firms Can't Stay Away

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

As the gateway to Southeast Asia, Singapore continues to be a hot spot for global law firms. To thrive in such a competitive legal market, firms need to be smart about where they invest their resources.

Big Law and Legal Aid

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

The nation's largest and wealthiest firms must give more to help close the justice gap.

FTI Consulting Taps Curtis Lu for GC Job

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : June 29, 2015

The former general counsel of LightSquared has joined FTI Consulting as its new GC and a member of the executive committee.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015


: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Laterals, new arrivals and promotions in this week's column.

Parrish v. Latham and Watkins

: The Recorder : June 29, 2015

Latham & Watkins

Ginny LaRoe : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

He wasn't just out front. In making Section 101 arguments in 2009 for a key client facing a high-stakes patent infringement suit, Matthew Moore was in another race.

Justices Take UT Affirmative Action Case for Second Time

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Revisiting affirmative action, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take a second look at the constitutionality of the admissions policy of the University of Texas. Without comment, the court granted review in Fisher v. University of Texas, a sequel to its 2013 decision with the same name.

Ninth Circuit Deals Blow to Apple in Antitrust Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 29, 2015

The court ruled, 2-1, against the Cupertino company in a case over its profit-sharing partnership with AT&T.

Cogent Communications Holdings Inc.

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

When the Federal Communications Commission in 2014 wavered on new net-neutrality rules and Comcast Corp. attempted to merge with Time Warner Cable Inc., Cogent's in-house lawyers sprang into action.

The 2015 Washington Litigation Departments of the Year

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

In this special report, The National Law Journal takes the measure of litigation ­departments in our nation's capital.

A New Look for Law Libraries: Fewer Books, More Tech

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Recent redesigns speak volumes about the changing role of firm libraries and the librarians who oversee them.

University of Texas Affirmative Action Policy Returns to Supreme Court's Docket

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : June 29, 2015

It is once more into the breach for Bert Rein of Wiley Rein as the U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to review for a second time the race-conscious aspects of University of Texas admission policies that Rein claims violate the Constitution.

The Carlyle Group L.P.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

The Carlyle Group L.P., the Wash­ington-based private-equity firm, went public three years ago, but the legal and compliance teams have kept their close-knit culture.

The Justice Gap: How Big Law Is Failing Legal Aid

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

At best, the nation's biggest and wealthiest firms donate 0.1 percent of revenue to legal aid, an institution in crisis. Isn't it time for more of them to pledge serious money?

Musical Chairs at Kirkland & Ellis; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 28, 2015

Kirkland snags a top London tax partner but loses three others; McKenna Long & Aldridge sees more lateral movement ahead of its deal with Dentons; Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dealmaker of the Week: Richard Hall of Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 26, 2015

Hall advised Delhaize Group in its merger with Koninklijke Ahold NV, which will create a combined company valued at $29 billion.

Deal Watch: Cravath Goes Big on Groceries and Unsolicited Bids

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

The Am Law 100 firm took the lead this week for clients such as The Williams Companies, Cigna and Delhaize on a trio of potential deals totaling some $124 billion in value.

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, Big-Firm Lawyers Enjoying IPO Party

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, capital markets lawyers at Am Law 100 firms are reaping the benefits from a fresh round of initial public offerings, as June shapes up to be potentially the best month by volume for U.S. listings since 1999.

Tenth Circuit Berates Cox Legal Team's Tactics

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : June 25, 2015

The court made it clear that it didn't appreciate the legal strategy of cable TV giant Cox in an antitrust class action, stating that it had engaged in a willful attempt to play "hide the ball."

Energy Transfer's $53B Merger Bid Rejected

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : June 24, 2015

Recently The Williams Group publicly rejected the $53.1 billion acquisition offer made by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Equity.

Gibson Dunn Takes the Field in Deflategate Appeal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2015

Partner Andrew Tulumello joined Winston & Strawn's Jeffrey Kessler on Tuesday to contest quarterback Tom Brady's suspension.

Competition Heats Up in Brussels

Tania Karas : Global Lawyer News : June 23, 2015

A new Competition Commissioner and a surge in M&A are keeping antitrust lawyers busy in the European Union's capital.