Latham & Watkins
Latham & Watkins Interview Questions & Reviews in New York City, NY
Getting an Interview
Administrative Assistant Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 4 months - interviewed at Latham & Watkins.
Interview Details – Behavioral-type questions about past experiences and work habits.
Interview Question – Questions where you give examples of a mistake and how you solved it, etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation phase
Summer Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Latham & Watkins.
Interview Details – Submitted resume through law school for on-campus screening interview, which was accepted. The interview was one-on-one for a little more than half an hour. Shortly afterwards, was invited to firm for follow-up interviews, which was with six different associates and partners for half an hour, plus an hour-long lunch with two more attorneys. They tried to match interviewers with interests and desired practice areas. Offers were extended by phone within a few weeks after the callback interviews.
Interview Question – The interview lunch, though that doesn't exactly count as an interview "question." It's more of a situation test to see how well you can handle the kind of social situation that is the bread and butter of business development and client interaction. Answer Question
Attorney, 4th-Year Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Latham & Watkins in September 2008.
Interview Details – Hiring is largely driven by the second-year summer associate program; I assume it is much more difficult and market-driven to get hired as a third year law school student.
Interview Question – No unexpected questions; most difficult part was demonstrating fit. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There are no negotiations.
Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Latham & Watkins in January 2010.
Interview Details – The job was obtained through a recruiting firm. There was an initial meeting with a partner, followed by meetings with a couple more partners and a few associates. The meetings were held at the firm's office. Second round had a greater focus on fit and personality. Offer came within a couple of weeks.
Interview Question – Why don't you want to stay with your current firm? Answer Question