Latham & Watkins Named a “California Powerhouse” Firm by Law360

July 24, 2014
Local ties and global reach support superior client service in the Golden State.

Citing the firm’s deep roots in California that have seen it grow from its founding in Los Angeles to its current global leadership position, Law360 has named Latham & Watkins among a select group of “California Powerhouse” law firms. The report covered strengths across the firm’s five California offices in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Francisco, as well as their coordination with Latham’s 26 other offices around the world, with Law360 noting: “That the firm can offer the availability of being in a client's hometown while also tapping into those international resources is part of Latham's secret sauce.” The profile focused on the firm’s diverse practice capabilities (“the California offices are full of legal professionals that fuel global success”) as well as its stellar client base in California, ranging from multinational corporations and financial institutions to entrepreneurial start-ups in California’s high-tech hotbeds (“a cost-effective option for small companies that could be facing big legal issues as they leap to big-market success”). The firm’s collaborative ethos also distinguishes it in the market, with Law360 noting: “The firm prides itself on a warm, welcoming culture that fosters friendship and teamwork.”