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- Designation: New York
- Head Count: 2,177
- Gross Revenues: $2,650,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,215,000
- Profits Per Partner: $2,905,000
- Year Over Year Change: 0
Latham & Watkins is a Los Angeles-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Latham & Watkins has 2178 attorneys and is the 6th largest firm in the United States. With $2,650,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 1st on The American Lawyer's 2016 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, TX and VA.
In the News
: The National Law Journal : July 11, 2016
Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 11, 2016
Jones Day recruits two new partners on opposite coasts after a top restructuring duo departs; Milbank makes a rare lateral hire; Paul Hastings makes some high-profile additions; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : July 08, 2016
Valley specialists like Gunderson saw head counts surge, while firms with more general practices like Latham & Watkins also saw an uptick in the state and nationally.
Anna Ward : New York Law Journal : July 06, 2016
Latham & Watkins has hired Paul Dudek, chief of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's office of international corporate finance.
: New York Law Journal : July 05, 2016
Among other moves, Jared Hershberg joined Reed Smith as a partner in its corporate and transactional advisory group, and Morgan Lewis named six of its attorneys as partners.
Anna Ward, Legal Week : The American Lawyer : July 05, 2016
Paul Dudek, chief of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's office of international corporate finance, has joined Latham & Watkins to help the firm's global clients, particularly in Europe, access U.S. capital markets.
Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 01, 2016
Lawyers say it now may make sense to launch an offensive attack on iffy patents standing in the way of a client seeking to enter a new market.
Ben Hancock : The Recorder : July 01, 2016
A Santa Clara jury bought the company's argument that Oracle had damaged its Itanium server business.
Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : July 01, 2016
The law firms with roles in the largest recent M&A deals across Europe.
: The American Lawyer : July 01, 2016
Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 30, 2016
The federal judge overseeing the criminal trial of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has granted the company's request to tell jurors that it was required under California law to pay the legal fees of its current and former employees called to testify about their work.
Rose Walker : The Am Law Daily : June 30, 2016
On the heels of the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union, two corporate partners are leaving Latham & Watkins, including the latter's Frankfurt office leader, to open a new outpost for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 30, 2016
A look at the Am Law 100 firms behind Lions Gate's bid to buy Starz; Apollo's latest acquisition effort; and a pair of big health care transactions.
Ben Hancock : The Recorder : June 29, 2016
The $3 billion dispute, now in a jury's hands, stems from Oracle's withdrawal of software support for the Itanium chip.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 29, 2016
A lawsuit claiming that the company underpaid its workers was withdrawn, but a lawyer for a former recruiter said that the dispute will continue in arbitration.
Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 29, 2016
Many of June's most notable lateral hires involved litigators exiting the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Other significant moves featured lawyers who specialize in being adverse to the government. Thanks, Uncle Sam.
Ben Hancock : The Recorder : June 28, 2016
Battle over business data that had targeted company executives is seemingly resolved short of trial.
Jennifer Henderson, Nell Gluckman and Gina Passarella : New York Law Journal : June 28, 2016
The United Kingdom's historic vote to leave the European Union came among one of the busiest lateral hiring sprees by U.S. law firms in London, but that growth may be put to the test as clients themselves ponder exiting the market.
Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016
Schiff Hardin battles the controversial practice of finning.
Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016
Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : June 27, 2016
Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller, who spent his recent Mondays and Thursdays like most other Supreme Court watchers — glued to social media — reflects on his first year as Texas' top advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court, which was capped Tuesday by a defeat on abortion restrictions but was also marked by an effective victory that stopped enforcement of the Obama administration's executive actions on immigration.
Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016
Andrew Arruda, the 27-year-old founder of ROSS Intelligence, says his company's technology is already serving hundreds of lawyers.
Zachary Melvin : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016
Simpson Thacher, Debevoise and other firms partner with a nonprofit to foster commerce in the South Bronx.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016
Several new recruits join Reed Smith; Latham & Watkins welcomes a former Sullivan & Cromwell partner in New York; Gibson Dunn grabs one and loses another; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016
Hughes Hubbard is tops for U.S. pro bono; Dechert leads the international scene.
Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 24, 2016
Energy Transfer Equity can escape its now-unwanted merger with the Williams Companies, Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III ruled Friday, just ahead of a stockholder vote slated for June 27.
Frances Ivens and Rose Walker : Legal Week : June 24, 2016
Clifford Chance senior partner Malcom Sweeting and others weigh in as Brexit sends shock waves to global stock and foreign exchange markets.
BEN HANCOCK : The Connecticut Law Tribune : June 23, 2016
Reports that Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel bankrolled Hulk Hogan's privacy suit against gossip news site Gawker took the legal industry by surprise. The details also provide a window into the largely self-regulated and growing world of litigation funding.
Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 21, 2016
Prime partners at lockstep firms are favored targets as the firm surfs the lateral market.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 21, 2016
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., which develops treatments for raise diseases, has hired a new general counsel from Allergan, Karah Parschauer.