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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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A Latham & Watkins lawyer is standing for UKIP in the general electionLegal Cheek (blog)A City lawyer at one of world's most prestigious law firms is standing for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in next month's general election. Tim Page, counsel at the London office of US giant Latham & Watkins, will be representing UKIP on 8 June in …New Executive Order on “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure”Lexology (registration)all 2 news articles »
Latham & Watkins Takes On Rikers In Pro Bono ProjectLaw360 (subscription)Latham & Watkins lawyers have devoted more than 3,000 pro bono hours to date drawing up the hefty report for the New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform Commission in which they suggest Rikers Island's jails should be closed. The report ...
The National Law Journal (registration)
Alice Fisher of Latham Considered for FBI Director—But Who Is She?The National Law Journal (registration)She had worked in private practice at Sullivan & Cromwell and Latham & Watkins before moving to government. “What she lacks in prosecutorial experience she makes up in knowledge of the law and an ability to understand the facts of the matter we are ...and more »
International Arbitration Newsletter (May 2017)Lexology (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 …
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OCC guidance on availability of special purpose national bank charters for FinTech companiesLaw.com (subscription)In this article, Alan W. Avery, Vivian Maese, Louis Trotta, Pia Naib and Will Clark of Latham & Watkins provide a detailed look at the rules applicable to such special purpose national bank charters and the chartering process, and also examine the …and more »
The American Lawyer
Senior Latham Lawyer Running for Controversial Right-Wing Party in UK ElectionsThe American LawyerA senior Latham & Watkins lawyer is running for Parliament as a member of a controversial right-wing political party in the U.K.'s upcoming general election on June 8. Tim Page. Courtesy photo. Tim Page, counsel in Latham's London office, has been ...and more »
European Central Bank Publishes Final Guidance on Leveraged TransactionsJD Supra (press release)The ECB final guidance reflects market feedback and is more closely aligned to the US leveraged lending guidance. The European Central Bank (ECB) published the long-awaited final guidance on leveraged lending on 16 May 2017. The final guidance is ...and more »
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