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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

Statute of Limitations Can Bar Use of Defenses by 'Aggressor'

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : December 17, 2014

The affirmative defenses a health club chain raised in response to a lawsuit filed by its former chairwoman of the board are barred by the statute of limitations, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has ruled.

Predictive Tool Examines PTAB Data

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : December 16, 2014

Docket Alarm analyzes Patent Trial and Appeals Board data to predict outcomes and settlements.

Time to Catch Up on Your Legal Jargon

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : December 15, 2014

If your corporate counsel isn't throwing around obscure legal terms, give them a copy of Latham & Watkins' "Book of Jargon—U.S. Corporate and Bank Finance."

INADMISSIBLE: 'Radical Change' at New Pillsbury Office

: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

The downsizing to a new office building follows a number of Washington firms that have reduced their footprints in recent years. Plus more in this week's column.

Judge Sets Stage for Boston Tobacco Trial Next Spring

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

A Boston federal judge has narrowed an eight-year-old class action filed by smokers who want cigarette maker Philip Morris to pay for early-stage lung cancer detection.

Dealmaker of the Week: Olivia Tyrrell, Baker & McKenzie

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014

Olivia Tyrrell, a 38-year-old corporate partner with Baker & McKenzie in Chicago, led a deal team from the firm composed almost entirely of women in advising pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. on its $9.5 billion buy of Cubist Pharmaceuticals.

New Crop of Judges Includes Bingham Litigator, eBay Lawyer

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : December 12, 2014

The picks are among 11 new trial court judges named by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Lawyers Take Their Place on Year-End Lists of Top Hollywood, Sports Luminaries

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

Lawyers love their lists, and more than a few with Am Law 200 ties appear on annual compilations of dealmakers and powerbrokers by entertainment industry trade publications like The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and SportsBusiness Journal.

FINRA Fines Banks for Mixing Research, Investment Banking Biz

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 11, 2014

A decade after a crackdown that was supposed to rein in research conflicts at Wall Street banks, the industry's self-regulator levied $43.5 million in penalties Thursday against 10 leading banks accused of using their research analysts to drum up investment banking business.

Skadden Adds Top French Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 09, 2014

A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : December 08, 2014

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

Here's Why the 11th Circuit Booted Anti-Obamacare Lawsuit

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : December 08, 2014

Stephen Maher, an appellate lawyer with Shutts & Bowen not involved in the case, said the split in the Eleventh Circuit revolves around how one interprets injury.

INADMISSIBLE: Daschle and Hastert Dish on Politics, Regs

: The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert last week offered a broad assessment of the regulatory landscape — and politics — in Washington as Republicans prepare to take control of the Senate and vie for the White House. Plus more in this week's column.

Pillsbury Lawyers to See 'Radical Change' in New Office

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

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's downsizing to a new office building Monday follows a number of Washington firms that have reduced their footprints in recent years. The new D.C. building feels so small, you can stand near its main reception area to see views out of all four exterior walls.

Three Kirkland Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 05, 2014

A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Skadden Says 'Aloha' to Busy December Deal Week

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 04, 2014

As the holiday season rolls around, transactional work for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is ramping up. The firm recently grabbed a role on a handful of big deals worth more than $15 billion for clients like Hawaiian Electric Industries, Japan's Ostuka Holdings, the Robb Report and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 04, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

The Morning Wrap: AG Nominee Lynch and Race Issues

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : December 03, 2014

A round up of legal news from ALM and around the web: Lynch on race relations; a strong year for regulatory practices in DC; Apple antitrust trial.

Court Cameras Would Open Up 'Machinery of Government,' Rep. Says

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : December 03, 2014

Members of a House Judiciary subcommittee on Wednesday voiced strong support for allowing camera access to the federal courts as a needed step that will bring greater transparency to the judicial branch.

Trio of Firms Advise on $1.6 Billion Cypress Semiconductor Deal

David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 02, 2014

Wilson Sonsini's Michael Ringler led a team representing San Jose-based Cypress Semiconductor in its acquisition of Spansion.

Regulatory Work Strong in 2014, Law Firm Leaders Say

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : December 02, 2014

Washington law leaders predict a strong 2014 for their firms' regulatory and related practices, though any growth may be in spite of the federal government's gridlock in Congress. Generally, chiefs from Hogan Lovells, Latham & Watkins, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Arent Fox—speaking on a panel at the NLJ's Regulatory Summit—said their business had been solid throughout 2014.

U.S. Firms in London: Winners and Losers

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

One thing's certain: American firms are spending a lot of money on lateral hiring for their London offices. Who's getting their money's worth, and who's throwing good cash after bad? An in-depth look at the U.S. presence in the British financial capital.

Across the Pond

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Some U.S. firms have done well in the London legal market. But overall, performance is mixed.

Canadian Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Encana/Athlon; Manulife/Standard Life; Lundin Mining/Freeport-McMoRan; Postmedia/Quebecor

Latham & Watkins: The Right Place at the Right Time

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

As was the case in New York, Latham's growth in London has been fueled by high-yield finance work.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

ZF Friedrichshafen/TRW Automotive; Becton Dickinson/CareFusion; SAP / Concur Technologies; Targa/Atlas Pipeline; Siemens / Dresser-Rand; Silicon Valley Corporate Splits

U.S. Firms in London: Who's Leading, Who's Lagging?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Am Law 100 firms employ some 6,000 lawyers in London, including some of the hottest lateral hires in years. A look at their track record reveals some surprises.

DLA Piper Nabs Ex-FDIC Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 30, 2014

The world's second-largest firm by attorney head count adds two more former federal regulators to its ranks; American Apparel hires a Loeb & Loeb partner; Greenberg Traurig bags Edwards Wildman Palmer's Los Angeles partner-in-charge; Steptoe & Johnson snags an IP trio and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : November 28, 2014

Seven firms announce new additions, while promotions were announced at Latham & Watkins, McDermott Will & Emery, and Ropes & Gray.

Daschle, Hastert to Headline NLJ Regulatory Summit on Dec. 2

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 25, 2014

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will analyze the federal regulatory climate in the wake of the 2014 midterm elections at the National Law Journal's 2014 Regulatory Summit on Tuesday.