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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

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

Cons

Basically what you'd expect from a big firm.

Other Employee Reviews for Latham & Watkins

  1. "Solid firm for biglaw practice"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. "Nothing special as far as firms go"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and respected clients. Talented lawyers. Latham is a nationally known firm with a good reputation on both coasts.

    Cons

    Latham prides itself on being different from other big firms, somehow having a "better" culture that sets itself apart. I did not find this to be the case. As an associate in New York I worked with very difficult partners which soured my experience.

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking yourself so seriously. It always seemed to me that the firm was all-concerned about being considered on par reputationally as the top 5 firms in the country. Underneath is a massive inferiority complex.

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