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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

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 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, 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

Freshfields Advising on HKBN's $750M IPO

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : March 05, 2015

Investors CVC Capital and GIC are cashing out of some of their stakes in Hong Kong's second-largest broadband internet provider.

Goldman, JPMorgan Beat Aluminum Price-Fixing Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 04, 2015

Lawyers for Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, the London Metal Exchange and other defendants drove another stake through claims that the companies conspired to stockpile aluminum in warehouses and drive up prices.

Winners Announced for Asia Legal Awards 2015

: The Asian Lawyer : March 04, 2015

On Tuesday night, The Asian Lawyer held its second annual Asia Legal Awards, celebrating the region's top law firms. As promised, here's the list of lucky winners.

O'Melveny Taps U.S. Federal Prosecutor for APAC Matters

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : March 03, 2015

New partner Ronald Cheng will work from Hong Kong and Los Angeles as a part of the firm's white collar defense and corporate investigations group.

Fried Frank and Paul Hastings Poach IP Heads, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

Patterson Belknap and Shearman & Sterling lose a pair of IP practice leaders; Cadwalader rebuilds in Houston; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Intellectual Ventures Must Face Antitrust Claims in Banking Patent Fight

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 03, 2015

Fanning the flames of a patent dispute between patent licensing giant Intellectual Ventures and Capital One, a judge ruled that the bank's lawyers can pursue claims that IV abused its patent portfolio to "hold up" the banking sector.

The Toughest Job in Big Law?

Douglas McCollam : The American Lawyer : March 03, 2015

Long-haul flights. Time zone shifts. Calls and emails around the clock. When did the job of managing partner become so grueling?

Prepped and Ready

: Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

An IP trade group's new director is its first who comes from an in-house industry job; and other Moves.

One Lawyer's Travel Tips

Douglas McCollam : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Latham's new chairman expects to spend at least 30 weeks on the road this year. He's ready.

Surge in Sports Megadeals a Boon to Proskauer, Others

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Sports law may be a niche, but with today's deals worth billions of dollars, it's March Madness out there.

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Advise Valeant on $10.1 Billion Buy of Salix

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

Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.'s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion. Latham & Watkins advised on the most number of deals, with four, while Sullivan & Cromwell led the way in terms of transaction value.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 26, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Shire / NPS; HeidelbergCement Asset Sale; Shake Shack IPO; Marlin / NuDevco / Azure; Facebook / Wit.ai / Quickfire; OnCore/ Tekmira

Big Suits

David Bario, Jenna Greene, Scott Flaherty, Mark Hamblett, Rebekah Mintzer, and Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

U.S. v. Standard & Poor's; Fjarde AP-Fonden v. Morgan Stanley; In re Bear Stearns Mortgage Pass-Through Litigation; In Re Freeport-McMoRan Derivative Litigation

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 25, 2015

Goldberg Segalla announces several promotions, while Stroock, Reed Smith, Latham & Watkins, Cozen O'Connor and Debevoise have new additions.

Leading Sports Lawyer Joins Barnes & Thornburg

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

Wm. David Cornwell Sr., a prominent litigator in the sports world with a stable of all-star clients, is leaving Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani for Barnes & Thornburg. Gordon Rees, which acquired Cornwell's Atlanta-based firm three years ago, sued former Cornwell client Alex Rodriguez last week for $380,000 in legal fees stemming from his representation of the New York Yankees star last year.

Pandora's Anti-SLAPP Gambit Fails in Pre-1972 Copyright Fight

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 24, 2015

A judge in Los Angeles rejected arguments by Pandora's lawyers at Latham & Watkins, who hoped to put an end to class action copyright claims brought by founders of the band The Turtles.

Firms Will Thrive as Agencies Enact U.S. Regulations

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : February 24, 2015

Congress may stall, but as agencies speed to enact Obama's regulatory agenda, firms will have plenty of business.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Latham Gives Bob Dell a Spectacular Sendoff

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2015

In Robert Dell's final year as global chair, Latham & Watkins posted a record-high in gross revenue by hitting the $2.6 billion mark, as profits per partner, revenue per lawyer and net income also saw big gains.

Oil Shock for Law Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : February 23, 2015

Energy lawyers are about to find out how well their practices run on cheap oil.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Blackhawk Network's David Durant

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 23, 2015

The GC, who saw the gift-card company through its spinoff from Safeway last year, talks about compliance in a heavily regulated industry.

Latham, Munger Lead on Latest NFL Stadium Plan

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 20, 2015

The National Football League left Los Angeles in 1995, but if the league's San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have their way, the two franchises will play in a new $1.7 billion stadium just south of the city's downtown in Carson, California. The privately financed project, announced by both teams Friday, has led to roles for at least two Am Law 100 firms.

NCAA-Penn State Settlement Turned on Court Ruling

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : February 17, 2015

When an en banc panel of the Commonwealth Court ruled in April 2014 that the consent decree the NCAA levied against Penn State, which included a $60 million penalty, might not have been properly entered into, the lead attorney in the case knew he was about to be slammed with discovery demands.

Startups Occupy CodeX Pavilion at Legaltech

Jesse Londin : Law Technology News : February 17, 2015

Legaltech New York showcased new companies that may soon add to the disruption in legal services.

Dickstein Shapiro Continues to See Departures, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 15, 2015

Dickstein Shapiro's deputy IP practice leader joins Arent Fox; Brown Rudnick brings on two 'Big Short' litigators; Latham & Watkins hires in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. On the Move is compiled from law firm announcements and reporting. Please send all memos and news releases to thechurn@alm.com.

Money-Laundering Risk: It's Not Just for Banks Anymore

Douglas Greenburg, Bob Sims and Eric Volkman : Corporate Counsel : February 13, 2015

Heightened anti-money laundering scrutiny of financial institutions has major potential consequences for their customers as well.

Sidley Hires DOJ Antitrust Enforcer in SF

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 12, 2015

Peter Huston led the price-fixing prosecution of AU Optronics and the government's bid to dismantle a merger in the market for online consumer reviews.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 12, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.