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Latham & Watkins LLP

885 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 906-1200

Firm Stats

Chair and Managing Partner: Richard M. Trobman
Recruiting Chairs: Abid Qureshi (Global Chair), Julie Crisp (Vice Chair-U.S.), Deborah Kirk (Vice Chair-EAME)
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
2.5K - 3K

Base Salary

All U.S. offices
1st year: $190,000
2nd year: $200,000
3rd year: $220,000
4th year: $255,000
5th year: $280,000
6th year: $305,000
7th year: $325,000
8th year: $340,000
9th year: $350,000
Summer associate: $3,700/week
2L Scholar: $3,700/week
1L Fellow: $3,700/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
186 out of 187 (2Ls) (2019) *Composition of 2L class changed during the summer.

No. of Summer Associates:
200 total (188 2Ls; 12 1Ls) (2019)

Employment Contact

James Boyle
Director of Associate Recruiting
(212) 906-4581
james.boyle@lw.com

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA
Century City, CA
Chicago, IL
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Orange County, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Silicon Valley, CA
Washington, DC
Beijing
Brussels
Dubai
Düsseldorf
Frankfurt
Hamburg
Hong Kong
London
Madrid
Milan
Moscow
Munich
Paris
Riyadh
Seoul
Shanghai
Singapore
Tokyo

Major Departments

Antitrust Litigation
Appellate Litigation
Banking & Financial Services
Emerging Companies & Venture Capital
Environmental Law
General Commercial Litigation
General Corporate Practice
Intellectual Property Litigation
Labor & Employment
Mergers & Acquisitions
Media, Entertainment & Sports
Privacy & Data Security
Private Equity
Project Finance
Real Estate
Restructuring/Bankruptcy
Securities/Capital Markets
Securities Litigation
Tax
White Collar & Internal Investigations
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.