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www.lw.com
Los Angeles, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1972
Company - Private
Accounting & Legal
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Jones Day, Simpson Thacher, Weil Gotshal
Latham & Watkins' founders Dana Latham and Paul Watkins flipped a coin in 1934 to determine which of their names would go first on the law firm's shingle. From that coin toss, the firm has grown into one of the largest in the US ... Read more

Latham & Watkins Reviews

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    Pros

    Very collegial and supportive environment
    Great clients

    Cons

    Hours and hourly billing -- but it comes with the territory

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the culture change
    Even though you are relatively transparent, would recommend being even more so

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Latham & Watkins Interviews

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    Business Services Trainee Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Latham & Watkins (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Long and involved--submitted initial application then had a phone interview. Was invited back to a "recruitment event" at their office in New York, but before going I had to take 6 tests that accessed Microsoft word, excel, and powerpoint proficiency, logical reasoning and multi-tasking capability, and attention to detail. Recruiting event lasted from 10-1 and included a small group prioritization and presentation activity as well as "speed networking" with Latham employees. Everyone was nice, but very corporate. Heard back soon after from a woman who read to me off of a script to tell me that I didn't get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • If there was a newspaper headline written about you, what would it say?   Answer Question
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Latham & Watkins Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
  • 50 Best Law Firms for Women, Working Mother, 2009
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