Get to Know Us

Our People
  • More than 2,000 lawyers located in the world’s major business and financial centers
  • 55 languages spoken
  • Celebrated our firm’s 75th anniversary in 2009
Our Practice
Feedback and Career Guidance 
  • One-on-one conferences twice a year with an Associates Committee member, where supervisor reviews are discussed and read verbatim to each associate
  • Associates provide confidential reviews of their supervisors — with a 95 percent participation rate
  • Annual “Best Supervisors List” recognizes outstanding associate, counsel and partner supervisors
Training and Mentoring
  • Every first year and lateral associate automatically paired with a mentor
  • Daily firm-wide training programs and on-demand video library of 900+ programs
  • Intensive training academies at every stage of an associate’s career: Summer Academy; First, Third and Fifth Year Academies; New Partner Academy
Managing the Work-Life Juggle
  • 18 weeks of paid maternity and adoptive leave for primary caregivers
  • Subsidized back-up childcare near every US office
  • Reduced pace schedule available for associates, with reduced pace coordinators to offer guidance
  • Option for reduced pace schedule upon returning from parental leave — no questions asked
  • Recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother magazine (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Achieving Flexibility through Technology
  • Lightweight high-performance notebook computer
  • Dual monitor set-up
  • Support for personal smartphones (iOS, Android and Windows devices) or firm-provided BlackBerry 10 device
  • Remote office phone capability
  • Telepresence and high-definition videoconferencing for remote collaboration
  • 24x7 technology support
Pro Bono and Community Service
  • At the forefront of law firm pro bono with a deep commitment and tradition
  • Signatory to Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge
  • Billable hour credit given for pro bono work, with no cap
  • In 2012, with more than 2,000 lawyers, paralegals, summer associates, trainees and professional staff in our offices across 14 countries participating in our program, Latham provided more than 176,000 hours of free legal services valued at approximately US$91 million.
  • Extensive community service program including our 75th anniversary (and beyond) “Moving Forward by Giving Back” initiative
Women Enriching Business (WEB)
  • Firm women’s initiative that promotes business relationships among women and invests in the long-term success of women
  • More than 100 events held in last two years throughout US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia
  • Global initiative coordinated by a 25-member WEB Advisory Board
  • Outreach to more than 7,000 women leaders around the world through WEB events
Sustainable Measures and Recycling Tactics (SMART)
  • Global efforts to reduce the firm’s environmental impact, conserve natural resources and energy, and operate in a sustainable and cost-effective manner
  • Local SMART teams in each office
  • Recent achievements include introduction of duplex printing settings, 30 percent post-consumer waste paper worldwide, electronic forms, sustainable kitchen supplies and significant reductions in paper usage