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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 2014 Global 100 survey, Latham & Watkins ranked as the 1st 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


: The National Law Journal : October 12, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Steptoe Joins D.C. Law Firms That Chose to Stay Put

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 12, 2015

Another law firm has chosen to forgo packing up and starting anew. After a three-year-long real estate search, Steptoe & Johnson LLP says it has re-signed its lease for another 15 years. It has been in the building on Connecticut Avenue near Dupont Circle for 30 years.

Breitburn Energy Partners L.P.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 12, 2015

When oil and gas development and production company Breitburn Energy Partners L.P. set out to buy QR Energy L.P., it couldn't rely on its primary outside counsel, Vinson & Elkins, because Houston-based Vinson represented QR in the deal.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 12, 2015

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

Dentons Keeps Growing, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 11, 2015

The world's soon-to-be-largest firm by attorney head count continues to expand; Honigman Miller hires again in Chicago; Ice Miller opens in New York; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Southern California Practice Groups of the Year: Finalists

: The National Law Journal : October 09, 2015

The National Law Journal has selected these law firms in Southern California for their outstanding work since January 2014 in the areas of entertainment law, government contracts, litigation and real estate.

Brooklyn Law Dean Allard Adds Role at Dentons

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : October 09, 2015

Brooklyn Law School Dean and President Nicholas Allard has taken a new second job as senior counsel at Dentons for the global law firm's public policy and regulation practice. He has resigned his position as a partner at Squire Patton Boggs.

The Recorder Recognizes Legal Innovators

The Recorder : The Recorder : October 09, 2015

See the five serial innovators, five incubating institutions, and ten innovative ideas recognized by Recorder editors.

Q&A: Cynthia Arato and Alexandra Shapiro

Jeff Storey : New York Law Journal : October 09, 2015

Cynthia Arato and Alexandra Shapiro left partnerships at Gibson Dunn and Latham & Watkins respectively to launch their own litigation boutique in January 2009, a seemingly "risky proposition" in the best of times and particularly daunting during the financial crisis. But "for us, the time was right," they say.

MTA Ordered to Allow Ads for Film About Muslim Comedians

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 09, 2015

Southern District Judge Colleen McMahon said the First Amendment right of free speech requires the MTA to permit advertisements for a documentary about Muslim comedians on buses and in subway cars, regardless of its new policy to avoid controversy and litigation over political ads.

Litigators of the Week: John O'Quinn and Steven Cherny of Kirkland & Ellis

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : October 08, 2015

In a $2 billion patent battle with roots as old as the lawyers who fought it, Cherny and O'Quinn can finally claim a final victory.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 08, 2015

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

Deal Watch: Beer Battle, Asset Swap Quench Firms' Transactional Thirst

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev has sidled up with Sullivan & Cromwell in its ongoing effort to merge with alcoholic beverage industry rival SABMiller.

How to Write Briefs Like the Solicitor General

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : October 07, 2015

Next time you use the word habeas—as in habeas corpus, the great writ—don’t use italics. The Latin word has become so common in English usage that it doesn’t need slanted letters, according to the latest edition of the U.S. Solicitor General’s style manual.

Behind Rise of Daily Fantasy Sports, A Big-Firm Bonanza

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2015

Cooley, Debevoise, Dentons, Fenwick, Gibson Dunn, Greenberg Traurig, Kirkland and Latham are advising clients in the increasingly lucrative—and still mostly unregulated—world of daily fantasy sports.

K&L Gates Partner Nominated as VA Watchdog, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 06, 2015

The Obama administration nominates a K&L Gates litigator to clean up the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Pillsbury brings on a bitcoin expert; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sheppard Adds Corporate Partner in LA

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 05, 2015

Private-equity lawyer comes from Latham.

Latham Adds Hong Kong Corporate Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 05, 2015

The Los Angeles-based firm has recruited former Goldman Sachs executive director and senior in-house counsel Yilong Du.

Littler Mendelson Expands Beyond Americas With German Merger

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : October 05, 2015

Littler Mendelson has established its first presence outside the Americas following a merger with German labor and employment law boutique Vangard, the firm announced Monday.

Arent Fox Adds Tech Transactions Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 04, 2015

Another practice leader leaves Kaye Scholer; Blank Rome bags a handful of new hires; Day Pitney poaches a five-partner real estate team; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

American Law Firms Raise Their Bets on Germany

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : October 04, 2015

U.S. firms have adopted ambitious growth strategies in Germany, shaking up that country's lateral market.

On the Move

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 02, 2015

Sanchez Energy to Sell Eagle Ford Assets to Sanchez Production Partners

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 02, 2015

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld represents Houston-based Sanchez Energy Corp. in sale of assets for about $345 million.

Judge Nixes 'E-Cigarettes Are Safer' Argument

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 02, 2015

A Boston federal judge has blocked plaintiffs suing Philip Morris USA from arguing that the company should have provided e-cigarettes to consumers as a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes.

Bay Area's Big-Name Lawyers Backing Clinton, Fiorina

Patience Haggin and Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : October 02, 2015

Hillary is way out in front in the race for donors in the liberal-leaning legal community but Carly has a few friends at Wilson Sonsini.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 01, 2015

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

Outsourcing Information Services: A Future-Proof Strategy for Law Firms

Donna Terjesen : Legaltech News : October 01, 2015

Law firms are no longer able to rely upon traditional business models to continue growth.

Deal Watch: M&A Stays Strong Through Third Quarter, Skadden Tops League Tables

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2015

As 2015's third quarter comes to a close, bank-breaking, billion-dollar deals seem to be the gifts that keep on giving for M&A lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.

Sullivan & Worcester Bolts On Boston Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2015

Boston-based Greene & Hafer partners up with Sullivan & Worcester; Greenberg Traurig grows in Texas; Paul Weiss welcomes a “Rising Star”; Skadden snags a new Paris tax head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.