December 22, 2014
For the second consecutive year, Law360 named Latham & Watkins “Law Firm of the Year” based on its performance in the publication’s 2014 “Practice Group of the Year” series. Latham was among two firms that won top billing with nine awards, demonstrating “strength in numbers and the agility needed to serve up top-notch client service on a number of fronts,” according to Law360.
Latham’s top-ranking practices — spanning the Class Action, Competition, Energy (encompassing the firm's oil & gas and power industry work), Health, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, M&A, Private Equity and White Collar categories — made the firm “a heavyweight in a number of deals-focused practices this year,” as well as one of the “leaders in the high-stakes litigation categories.”
Law360’s fifth annual “Practice Group of the Year” series highlights up to five winners per category who “are recognized for the size, complexity and significance of the deals or litigation they worked on.”
Incoming Global Chair and Managing Partner Bill Voge said that many of the awards “underscore the cross-practice camaraderie and entrepreneurial spirit the firm is intent on fostering.”
“Our clients want meaningful services from multiple offices at the same time, whether it be multijurisdictional litigation ... or if it's a cross-border acquisition that touches three or four countries,” Voge told the publication. “Our clients are making it pretty clear to us they want teams of lawyers working together.”