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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

Dealmakers of the Week: Cary Hyden and Paul Tosetti of Latham & Watkins

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

The two corporate partners led the deal for Latham & Watkins' representation of Allergan in a hotly contested takeover battle against Valeant Pharmaceuticals that ended with the company being bought by Actavis plc.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 20, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Am Law Trio Reaps Rewards From Record REIT IPO

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 20, 2014

Goodwin Procter, Hogan Lovells and Willkie Farr & Gallagher grabbed roles this week on a $2.29 billion initial public offering for Paramount Group, the largest-ever public listing for a real estate investment trust.

Big Deals

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 20, 2014

Teams from Wachtell Lipton recently advised Halliburton on its $34.6 billion cash-and-stock takeover of oil field services rival Baker Hughes, and Allergan on its proposed $66 billion cash-and-stock sale to fellow pharmaceutical company Actavis.

Actavis Pays $66B for Allergan

Jennifer Genova (compiled from ThomsonReuters Financial and other sources) : New Jersey Law Journal : November 20, 2014

Pharmaceutical company Actavis PLC, based in Dublin, Ireland, with U.S. headquarters in Parsipanny, N.J., on Nov. 17 announced it has paid about $66 billion in cash and stock for Botox manufacturer Allergan Inc. in Irvine, Calif.

Korea's Competitive Legal Market Puts Pressure on Price

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2014

Since free trade agreements opened the country's legal market to foreign firms in 2012, some 20 U.S. and U.K. firms have planted flags in Seoul, putting pressure on legal fees and ramping up competition between foreign and local firms.

Sidley Austin Snags Houston Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Two Andrews Kurth partners peel off for Sidley Austin in Houston's hot lateral market; a handful of firms make big hires in London; Blank Rome adds a pair from Bingham McCutchen; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The 2014 Appellate Hot List

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

We've identified 20 firms with outstanding achievements before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts and state courts of last resort.

Latham & Watkins

Sherry Karabin : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 17, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Wachtell Rides Allergan, Halliburton to $100 Billion Deal Day

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 17, 2014

The Am Law 100's most profitable firm on a per partner basis took the lead on two big deals announced Monday: Halliburton's $34.6 billion acquisition of oil services rival Baker Hughes and Botox maker Allergan on its proposed $66 billion sale to Actavis. A half-dozen other Am Law 100 firms also had key roles on both transactions.

Newsmakers: Week of Nov. 17

: Texas Lawyer : November 17, 2014

Frank S. Wu has joined Haynes and Boone as a partner in Houston. Wu is cochairman of the firm's greater China practice group.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Federal Circuit Puts Added Squeeze on Software Patents

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 14, 2014

Patent reformers applauded Judge Alan Lourie's ruling in 'Ultramercial v. Hulu,' which seems to deal another blow to the viability of software patents.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 13, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Kirkland & Ellis Partner Claims FIFA Report Misrepresents Findings

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 13, 2014

FIFA, the Zurich-based governing body for global soccer, released a summary of its investigation into the World Cup bidding process on Thursday, clearing Russia and Qatar of wrongdoing. But the head of the investigatory branch of the organization's ethics committee disagrees.

Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 13, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 12, 2014

*Five firms on near billion-dollar offer by CITIC, KKR for Singapore's United Envirotech*Jones Day, Milbank lead Philippines retailer SSI Group on its recent IPO*Clifford Chance acts for Australia's AMP as it buys a stake in China Life Pension

Allergan Shareholders' Push to Replace Board Foiled as Premature

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : November 12, 2014

Allergan shareholders' effort to replace the Botox manufacturer's entire board with directors who support a proposed $5.3 billion acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International was dealt a setback last week when the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled their claim was not ripe for adjudication.

Tech Companies Gear Up for Round Two of No-Poach Litigation

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 11, 2014

Microsoft wants a suit over alleged don't-hire pacts moved to the Western District of Washington.

Ballard Spahr Fills Chief Marketing Role With Wilmer Hire

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 11, 2014

Ballard Spahr's chief marketing position, which had been vacant for more than a year, has been filled by Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr Director of Business Development Timothy John H. Delaney.

Latham Raids O'Melveny for Six Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 11, 2014

Latham & Watkins makes a major bid to become a Hollywood heavyweight by luring six high-profile media and entertainment partners from O'Melveny & Myers; Proskauer Rose loses three while Duane Morris adds two; Sidley Austin and Wilson Elser partners go in-house and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge OKs Antitrust Suit Against Oracle Over OS Updates

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 09, 2014

Three IT companies can proceed with claims that Oracle illegally restricted competition after its 2010 acquisition of Sun Microsystems, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal ruled.

Uber Exec Takes to Twitter to Fight Lyft Accusations

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 07, 2014

In tweets posted this past week, former Lyft COO Travis VanderZanden called allegations he stole confidential files "ridiculous."

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 06, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Online Education Company K12 Beats Investor Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 06, 2014

Take a company with a controversial business model, throw in some rosy projections by senior management and top it off with a sudden 40 percent stock drop, and you've got a classic recipe for a securities class action.

Latham Vows Extra Rounds in Allergan Takeover Fight

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : November 05, 2014

Allergan and its lawyers at Latham & Watkins filed a notice of appeal on Wednesday after a judge largely sided with hostile bidder Valeant Pharmaceuticals and the activist hedge fund Pershing Square.

Lyft Accuses Former COO of Swiping Files

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 05, 2014

The company's lawyers at Latham & Watkins claim Travis VanderZanden transferred thousands of documents to DropBox before defecting for Uber.

Going Above & Beyond

: New York Law Journal : November 04, 2014

Sanctuary for Families last week presented the organization's 12th annual Above & Beyond Awards for Excellence in Pro Bono Advocacy.

Willkie Puts Down Stakes in Houston

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

Willkie Farr & Gallagher is opening an office in Houston, marking the Wall Street firm's foray into the booming legal market in Texas as well as its first new domestic office since 1981, when it opened in Washington, D.C.

Bio-Rad to Pay $55 Million to Settle FCPA Charges

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : November 03, 2014

The SEC said the Bay Area life sciences company paid $7.5 million in bribes to secure business in Russia, Thailand and Vietnam.