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Updated Jul 18, 2021

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4.3
90%
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99%
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Latham & Watkins Chair and Managing Partner Rich Trobman
Rich Trobman
32 Ratings
Pros
  • "It’s a typical big law firm with the hours to match, but Latham has great people and the best culture of any big law firm(in 28 reviews)

  • "Great benefits good pay professional(in 24 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Very long hours and poor work-life balance(in 45 reviews)

  • "Like any big law job, huge time commitment(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing

      Jun 30, 2021 - Information Governance Officer in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Incredible work environment with friendly and supportive colleagues Collaborative work environment Great benefits

      Cons

      Open floor concept office space

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work (staff side review)

      Mar 21, 2021 - Senior Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The firm has amazing benefits that most Americans dream about getting at work (23 days PTO to start, 12 weeks parental leave, adoption/fertility benefits, just to name a few). I personally feel that my career trajectory is valued and I have had a great supervisor who genuinely cares about me. Departmental leadership does a good job of trying to expand people's repertoire and give them learning opportunities. There is a culture of conviviality and kindness.

      Cons

      Getting used to working at a law firm and experiencing the separation between attorneys and staff came as a shock to me at first. Also, certain job titles are known to have a pretty flat career path (e.g., legal secretary). Sometimes the attitude of being overly nice leads to staff problems being ignored long term. It's pretty hard to get fired here, which is both good and bad, depending on how you look at it.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Maybe better than other big laws, but still big law at the end of the day

      Jun 26, 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      As first and second year associates, you can stay in an unassigned pool

      Cons

      Still big law hours at the end of the day

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      It's a scholarly environment. Working here sharpened me up.

      Jun 30, 2021 - Graphic Designer 
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      Pros

      inclusive, heavy hitters, big time, big leagues

      Cons

      Some valley girl / vocal fry duds in the mix

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Manager

      Jun 3, 2021 - Manager in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Amazing culture and lots of growth opportunities

      Cons

      A lot of layers and process

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great culture

      May 30, 2021 - Lawyer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great work, brilliant people, interesting cases

      Cons

      Long hours, few vacation days (usual big law issues)

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Biglaw

      Jun 30, 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Collegial environment, high impact work

      Cons

      Hours, general expectation to be always on

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Wonderful place to work

      May 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Latham has a great culture and some of the best people - intelligent and kind. It's very team oriented.

      Cons

      Expectation to be immediately responsive

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Place to Work and Grow!

      Apr 21, 2021 - Facilities Coordinator 
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      Pros

      Very generous compensation package, supportive staff, and overall great place to learn and grow as a professional.

      Cons

      Demanding high standards, but not an issue if you're eager to work and prove yourself.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Love it

      Apr 21, 2021 - Attorney Support Assistant in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing people, values and culture

      Cons

      No cons for me so far

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