Latham & Watkins

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Used to be a terrific place, but getting very bound up in rules and procedures,

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Former Employee - Employee
Former Employee - Employee

I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Liberal, open-minded, very pro bono-oriented.

Cons

Too many layers of management and required approvals.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Loosen up or risk stifling creativity. Be sure you know what the practice of law means, even if you're not attorneys.

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Neutral Outlook
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Latham & Watkins

    Pros

    Good culture for a big firm, particularly in the Southern California offices.

    Cons

    Basically what you'd expect from a big firm.

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    Solid firm for biglaw practice

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at Latham & Watkins full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The firm's California origins seem to have had a positive impact on the culture. Though make no mistake, this is biglaw and a good culture won't change the hours or the workload. Nor does it completely eliminate everyone who is a pain to work with.

    Cons

    The large number of layoffs during the "Great Recession" hurt morale and raised some valid questions about management's vision for ideal staffing levels and leverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up a healthy mentoring program, the sharing of some financials with associates, and 360 degree reviews.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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