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Latham & Watkins LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 2,060
  • Gross Revenues: $2,285,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,110,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,490,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

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Latham & Watkins is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Latham & Watkins has 2060 attorneys and is the 7th largest firm in the United States.  With $2,285,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 3rd on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2012 Global 100 survey, Latham & Watkins ranked as the 3rd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, England, IL, London, MA, N/A, NJ, NY, Paris, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 3 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 3 0 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

Cognizant Pays $2.7B for TriZetto

Jennifer Genova (compiled from ThomsonReuters Financial and other sources) : New Jersey Law Journal : September 19, 2014

Cognizant, an IT provider in Teaneck, N.J., made a big move last week when it announced it paid $2.7 billion in cash to acquire health-care software company TriZetto Corp.

Law Firm Lawsuit-Palooza: Latham, Baker & McKenzie Under Fire

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 19, 2014

Our latest roundup of law firm lawsuits includes a malicious prosecution case against Latham & Watkins that was reinstated by a California appeals panel, as well as a suit against Yahoo Inc. and its lawyers at Baker & McKenzie alleging they conspired to get a big verdict against the tech giant overturned in Mexico.

Antitrust Opt Outs Open Doors for Defense Lawyers

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 19, 2014

Nixon Peabody's John Foote, who specializes in antitrust defense, recently wrapped up his first plaintiff's case for Kodak.

Women Leaders in Tech Law: Judith Hasko, Latham & Watkins

: The Recorder : September 18, 2014

When you put together intricate biotech deals, it pays to be known as 'meticulous.'

Latham, Davis Polk on FountainVest's First U.S. Buy

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 18, 2014

The Chinese private equity firm is paying up to $800 million for a controlling stake in auto supplier Key Safety Systems.

Jones Day Continues Deal Spree with SAP's Concur Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 18, 2014

German software giant SAP has turned to Jones Day and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison for its $8.3 billion acquisition of enterprise software company Concur Technologies. The deal is one of a handful of major software transactions announced so far this month and third major M&A mandate in a week for Jones Day.

Asia Deal Digest: Sept. 18, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 18, 2014

*Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance on $916 million Laos hydropower project development and financing*Latham & Watkins advises Chinese private equity firm FountainVest Partners on its first U.S. investment*Cleary leads state-run Korea Development Bank's $750 million note issuance

Zuckerman Partner Faces No Opposition For D.C. Federal Trial Bench

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 17, 2014

Zuckerman Spaeder partner Amit Mehta, President Obama's most recent nominee to the federal district court in Washington, faced no opposition or critical questions during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday.

Ropes & Gray Recruits U.S. Federal Prosecutor for Hong Kong

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 16, 2014

Patrick Sinclair joins the Boston-based firm from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he was the deputy chief of the general crimes section.

Hogan Lovells Hires Tokyo Projects Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 16, 2014

Joseph Kim has moved over to the U.S.-U.K. firm after seven years at Paul Hastings.

The American Lawyer Names Global Legal Awards Grand Prize Winners

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : September 16, 2014

The American Lawyer announced Monday the winners of its Global Legal Awards grand prizes. In the climax of a thrilling event at Gotham Hall in New York City, four grand prizewinners were chosen from more than 270 nominations to be named as the year's best cross-border legal work across corporate, finance, disputes and citizenship.

Jonathan Su

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

SanDisk GC Leaves to Start Legal Department at Nutanix

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 15, 2014

After 20 months heading the storage company's 60-lawyer department, Eric Whitaker joins datacenter infrastructure start-up.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Am Law Firms Advise on Pair of Health Care Mergers

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 15, 2014

Monday was a big day for health care company mergers, with Latham & Watkins, Kirkland & Ellis and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom taking the lead on two deals with a combined value of nearly $5 billion.

A Bingham-Morgan Merger Would Be Big in California

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 12, 2014

With 400 lawyers in the state's major markets, a combined firm would be a formidable player. Still, it's not clear whether merger talks are serious.

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : September 11, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has agreed to purchase privately held Prestige Cruises International for $3.03 billion. Also, Amazon.com has announced that it would acquire video game streaming company Twitch Interactive Inc. in a $970 million cash deal.

Asia Deal Digest: Sept. 11, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 11, 2014

*Linklaters leads establishment of China Orient Asset Management's $2 billion medium-term note program*Jones Day acts for Japan's Ajinomoto on its $800 million offer for U.S. frozen-foods maker Windsor Quality*Rajah & Tann on KMP Private Ltd.'s $37 million investment in Vietnamese feed company Hiep Thanh Group

Jones Day, Kirkland Advise on Eastman Chemical Buy

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 11, 2014

The two Am Law 100 firms are handling Eastman Chemical Company's purchase of global specialty chemical company Taminco Corp. for $1.8 billion in cash, plus debt.

Arista Taps Latham's Lumish in Feud With Founder

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 09, 2014

A team led by Latham & Watkins partner Douglas Lumish is replacing Wilson Sonsini in a nasty dispute between former business allies.

Arista Taps Latham's Lumish in Feud With Founder

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 09, 2014

A team led by Latham & Watkins partner Douglas Lumish is replacing Wilson Sonsini in a nasty dispute between former business allies.

LBO Collusion Case Winds Down With $115M Carlyle Deal

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : September 08, 2014

After seven years of litigation, the white flags are waving in a once massive antitrust class action accusing top private equity firms of scheming to drive down the value of leveraged buyout deals.

Sheppard Mullin Chases The Cool Quotient in D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Ten stories above Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton's staid Washington office reception room, the firm's associates brainstorm about their work, life and happiness.

Trio of Firms Help Ink $1.2 Billion Casino Cash and Gaming Merger

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 08, 2014

Pillsbury and DLA Piper represented Global Cash Access in its purchase of a casino-games maker.

Lure of the Legal Giants, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 07, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Norton Rose Fulbright and Squire Patton Boggs all experienced churn to their robust partnership ranks in the first week of September; a high-profile in-house lawyer joins Ballard Spahr as a Bingham McCutchen partner heads the other way; and Milbank brings on a top federal prosecutor in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Corporate Practices of the Year, Emerging Companies Finalist: Latham & Watkins

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Impact GC: John Orta, OpenTable

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

2014 Corporate Practices of the Year and GC Impact Awards

: The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Our overall winner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, handles complicated deals with expertise that inspires client confidence.

New Deals

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 04, 2014

Power generating company Dynegy Inc. plans to buy power plants and other assets from Duke Energy Corp. and private equity firm Energy Capital Partners in two separate deals worth a combined value of $6.25 billion.

Weil Hires in Dallas, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 02, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which experienced an exodus of partners in Dallas last year, has made a key corporate hire in the city. The Am Law Daily looks at that move as well as more departures from Bingham McCutchen and Kirkland & Ellis, tie-ups by DLA Piper and Hinshaw & Culbertson and some prominent lawyers leaving public service in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.