Associate Participation in Firm Management

Serving on firm committees provides associates at Latham & Watkins with exceptional leadership and training opportunities. The Associates Committee has input on career progression and bonuses.

Latham places a high value on diverse viewpoints — the firm’s culture is collegial and its management style is consensus-based. Recognizing the value of teamwork and that broader input from lawyers at all levels of the firm results in better decisions, Latham invites associates to participate in the firm’s committee system.

Examples of committees on which associates serve:

  • Associates Committee
  • Diversity Committee
  • Ethics Committee
  • Pro Bono Committee
  • Recruiting Committee
  • Technology Committee
  • Training & Career Enhancement (TACE) Committee


Watch this video to learn more about the Associates Committee

An integral aspect of Latham's culture, the Associates Committee is:

  • Comprised of roughly half partners and half associates drawn from almost every office
  • Manages associate reviews and evaluation, work assignments, policies affecting associates and associate bonus allocation
  • Plays a pivotal role in partnership recommendations, thereby including associates in the partnership decision process

To read more about how Latham includes associates in firm management, please read the following case study from Ark Group’s "The Future of Legal Services: Expert Analysis."