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Regulatory, Environmental Transactions) • Finance (including Banking, Financial Regulatory, Islamic Finance, Private Equity Finance, Project Development & Finance, Public & Tax-Exempt Finance, Real Estate, Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts, Structured Finance) • Litigation & Trial (including Antitrust & Competition, CFIUS & US National Security, Complex Commercial Litigation, Creditors Rights & Bankruptcy Litigation, Export Controls, Economic Sanctions & Customs, Government Contracts, Information Law, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity, Insurance Coverage Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, International Arbitration, Product Liability, Mass Torts & Consumer Class Actions, Securities Litigation & Professional Liability, Supreme Court & Appellate Litigation, White Collar Defense & Investigations) • Tax (including Benefits, Executive Compensation & Employment, International Tax, Tax Controversy, Tax-Exempt Organizations, Transactional Tax) Industry groups include : Aerospace, Defense & Government Services • Automotive • Cleantech • Communications • Energy-Oil & Gas • Energy-Power • Entertainment, Sports & Media • Financial Institutions • Healthcare Services & Providers • Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure • Industrials & Manufacturing • Information Technology-Systems & Solutions • Internet & Digital Media • Life Sciences • Mining & Metals • REITs • Retail & Consumer Products • Semiconductors
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Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition LATHAM & WATKINS LLP © 2017 Vault.com Inc. 128 UPPERS • “Great spirit and culture” • “Transparent management” • “Little face-time requirement” DOWNERS • “Billable hour pressure” • “Unpredictability of schedule” • “Intense client demands” NOTABLE PERKS “The first firm to partner with a financial institution to offer student loan refinancing for its associates. The program is phenomenal. While other firms have followed suit, the fact that LW was the first to offer such a program gives me confidence that the firm cares and is willing to consider new and innovative offerings.” • “Any associate can spend up to $250 on business development activities—dinner, drinks, golf, etc.—any time they want. We have been encouraged to use this privilege not just with actual in-house lawyers, but also with our law school friends, who may one day become in-house lawyers, and other members of target client companies who may be able to connect us with in-house attorneys. This is a great perk and a great way to get young associates integrated into the larger business community.” SURVEY SNAPSHOT Among our survey respondents at Latham: • 56% were junior associates, 27% were mid-level associates, and 16% were senior associates • 62% were former summer associates, 23% were hired as lateral associates, and 3% were hired during or after a clerkship.
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