Latham & Watkins

355 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
Phone: 213.485.1234
Fax: 213.891.8763
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About the Firm

Latham and Watkins is a globally reputed law firm. It is one of the best and the largest law firm in the world. The firm has a range of legal products and legal offers that cover almost ever area of litigation. It was established by Dana Latham and Paul Watkins in Los Angeles, California, in 1935. It has grown extensively over the passage of time, with offices now located in the United States, Europe, and china. Its major practice areas include corporate law, finance and investment, real estate law, and contract law. Latham and Watkins have acquired many awards and titles for their outstanding legal services over the past years such as the ALB SE Asia Law Award, and the Equity Market Deal of The Year Award.
Latham and Watkins has over 2000 of the worlds best attorneys. These experience and skilled lawyers are widely known for their high rate of success in their specialization field. Throughout the years many notable lawyers have had the opportunity to work for Latham and Watkins such as Beth Wilkinson, James. D White, and Reed Hundt.  Professionals have contributed tremendously to make the firm a success in terms of revenue, charity work, and most importantly, justice. In 2010 Latham and Watkins was ranked in the A-List by The American Lawyers edition. There are many multinational clients that are represented by Latham and Watkins such as ICICI Bank, Yahoo, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, and Merrill Lynch.
Pro bono work has become an important part of the firm. Latham and Watkins has created a number of pro bono programs that allows volunteer attorneys to participate in. charity work has been extended across boundaries and is performed in many under developed countries. Latham and Watkins has generously donated more that $675 million to free legal services for the poor. Most recognized pro bono activities at Latham and Watkins include assisting holocaust survivors, helping refugees in war torn areas, human rights and advancing social change. They believe in adding to the community and reaching out to those in distress. Charity work and mandatory pro bono hours is integrated into the firm’s culture.

Firm Locations

Areas of Law

  • Africa Practice
  • Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Banking
  • Benefits and Compensation
  • Capital Markets
  • China Practice
  • Communications
  • Corporate Governance
  • Derivatives
  • India Practice
  • Indonesia Practice
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • International Tax
  • International Trade Commission (ITC) Patent Litigation
  • Investment Funds
  • Islamic Finance
  • Latin American Practice
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring, Insolvency and Workouts
  • Scandinavian Practice
  • Securities Litigation and Professional Liability
  • Structured Finance & Securitization
  • Supreme Court and Appellate
  • Emerging Companies
  • Employment Law
  • Energy and Infrastructure Project Siting and Defense
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Environmental Regulatory
  • Environmental Transactional Support
  • Export Controls and Economic Sanctions
  • Financial Regulatory
  • Government Contracts
  • Health Care and Life Sciences
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Outsourcing
  • Private Equity
  • Private Equity Finance
  • Product Liability, Mass Torts and Consumer Class Actions
  • Project Finance
  • Public and Tax Exempt Finance
  • Public Company Representation
  • Tax Controversy
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Technology Transactions
  • Transactional Tax
  • White Collar Defense and Investigations

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:Under what international arbitration rules does Latham and Watkins LLP provide their services?

A:The attorneys at Latham and Watkins LLP handle cases under all of the major international arbitration rules. Some of the major arbitration rules the firm provides services in are American Arbitration Association, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Dubai International Arbitration Center, German Institute of Arbitration, Hong Kong International Arbitration Center, London Court of International Arbitration, Singapore International Arbitration Center and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Arbitration.

Q:What steps has the Latham Watkins law firm taken to reduce its carbon footprint?

A:The Latham Watkins law firm has taken a number of initiatives in order to help reduce its carbon footprint. The firm launched the SMART initiative in 2007 which stands for Sustainable Measures and Recycling Tactics. With the help of this initiative, the firm has focused on reducing energy and natural resources, reusing and recycling office equipment, encouraging reuse of paper and promoting alternative methods of transportation.

Office Location

Latham & Watkins LLP

355 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles,CA,90071-1560
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