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URL: www.lw.com
Main Office: National
Participating Offices: Chicago; Costa Mesa, CA; Frankfurt; Hamburg; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; Menlo Park, CA; Munich; New York; Newark, NJ; Paris; San Diego; San Francisco; Tokyo; Washington, D.C.
AveryIndex Popularity: #19 out of 795
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 grades + personality
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Comment by: Grace Posted: November 7, 06
I would say the most important thing to getting hired is your grades. Personality is a close second. Workaholic-playaholics will love it!
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 Great, but still a law firm
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Comment by: Guy Posted: November 25, 06
About the best you can do if you want to go to a big law firm...smart, funny people but still very hard working
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 not for everyone
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Comment by: Ron Posted: November 14, 06
it's a great firm but not for everyone. they've done a lot to make life better but it's still big law and still a law firm. it seems like most people leave or want to leave. a few love it.
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 Hated it...
Comment by: Jack Posted: November 4, 06
A good friend of a good friend worked there and absolutely hated it - eventually quit. But, he was into family and maybe it's not the place for people like that. Type-A, social butterfly, single, driven people probably will like it better.
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Former DOJ Criminal Division Head to Join Latham
The former head of the Justice Department’s criminal division is joining the law firm Latham & Watkins, the firm announced on Wednesday, making the firm now home to two former assistant attorney generals for the criminal division, and three senior members of the Enron task force.

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New York Times
Former Enron Prosecutor Leslie Caldwell to Join Latham & WatkinsNew York TimesLeslie R. Caldwell, a former assistant attorney general, is joining the law firm Latham & Watkins. Credit Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press. Leslie R. Caldwell, who pushed a tougher approach against executive wrongdoing while head of the …Latham Nabs Ex-DOJ Criminal Head In San FranciscoLaw360 (subscription)all 2 news articles »
The Recorder
Former Assistant Attorney General, Leader of the Criminal Division to Join Latham & WatkinsPR Newswire (press release)SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Leslie R. Caldwell will join the firm's San Francisco office as a partner in the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice in September. Caldwell most ...Latham Makes Another Key Litigation Hire in Leslie CaldwellThe RecorderContinuing Hiring Tear, Latham Snags Former Top DOJ OfficialBloomberg Big Law Businessall 3 news articles »
Bloomberg Big Law Business
Latham & Watkins Hires Four Kirkland Litigators in New YorkBloomberg Big Law BusinessLatham & Watkins has expanded its complex commercial litigation practice in New York with four lawyers from Kirkland & Ellis, the firm is expected to announce Tuesday. Joining the firm are Kirkland partners Joseph Serino and Eric Leon, as well as ...
Latham & Watkins Adds 2 Trial Pros From Kirkland & EllisLaw360 (subscription)Joseph Serino, who has worked on complex defense litigation for Lehman Brothers and Teva, moved to Latham & Watkins after nearly 25 years at Kirkland & Ellis. He was joined by Eric Leon, who worked with him defending Deutsche Bank against antitrust ...and more »
JD Supra (press release)
Hong Kong Permits Third Party Funding of ArbitrationJD Supra (press release)Hong Kong approved last week the awaited Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Bill 2016 to permit third party funding of arbitration, as well as supporting court, emergency arbitration and mediation proceedings. The …and more »
The Business Journals
Law: Former Obama official joins San Francisco firmThe Business JournalsLatham & Watkins announced Leslie Caldwell will join the firm's white collar investigations group in San Francisco, Bloomberg Big Law Business reported. Caldwell was previously assistant attorney general during the Obama administration. Earlier in her ...
New York Law Journal (registration)
Ex-Deputy White House Counsel Joins LathamNew York Law Journal (registration)Nicholas McQuaid, a deputy White House counsel to President Obama, joined Latham & Watkins as a partner on Monday, continuing Latham's hiring streak in New York. The new hire comes within a week of Latham adding four litigators in New York from ...
China Increases Focus on Electronic WasteLexology (registration)This article is made available by Latham & Watkins for educational purposes only as well as to give you general information and a general understanding of the law, not to provide specific legal advice. Your receipt of this communication alone creates …
The Recorder
How Cisco's IP Strategy to Stop Arista Went BustThe RecorderNot long after, Arista brought in Latham & Watkins to take over the ITC proceedings from Fish & Richardson. Lumish, who in an unrelated case had guided Arista to a high-profile 2015 jury trial win, was joined by Latham partners Bert Reiser, Jeffrey …and more »
US tax reform: Strategies for executing transactions in the face of uncertaintyLaw.com (subscription)As is readily apparent in the press, Congress, President Trump and the business community are intensely focused on tax reform in 2017. Multinational corporations, small businesses, financial services entities and investment and private equity funds are …
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