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When I started before 2001, it was a great place to work -- but since the 2009 layoff, it has gone downhill fast.

Legal Assistant (Former Employee)

ProsGood people and benefits. Teamwork is encouraged, and most staff members are great to work with. Free food on Fridays, and casual days.

ConsLack of trust in management because of the terrible way they handled the 2009 layoffs. Relationships between attorneys and staff are strained at best. I've spoken with several people still there, and the reports are dismal. Latham used to have a topnotch work environment, not any more.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the people in charge or, at the very least, start keeping your word to staff members. One of the reasons Latham was a good place before 2009 was that it was a place of respect where everyone was regarded as valuable members of the team. This is gone now and it will take a lot of creative work to get it back.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    BigLaw firm, with both the perk / benefits as well as the problems

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Latham & Watkins


    Pros: Strong name recognition Good pay Good perks Large alumni-base Cons: NYC reputation isn't as strong as peers Training Review process needs… Advice to Senior Management: Develop attorneys who can be better leaders / managers; it's not all about the rainmakers. Invest… More
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    High-stakes, fast-paced rewarding career for self-motivated individuals.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins


    Pros: Excellent technology infrastructure and HR support across the global offices.… Cons: Be prepared to work smart and learn fast. High visibility, high stakes… Advice to Senior Management: You obviously need to take care of the attorneys, but also be sure to give… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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