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Latham & Watkins LLP. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.
Latham attaches high value on different opinions and viewpoints - the firm's culture is rooted in collegial terms while its management style is more of a consensus-based model. Recognizing the value of teamwork, the firm believes that all lawyers at all levels should give inputs to the firm for taking better decisions.
Latham and Watkins has formed different committees on which associates serve:
Pro Bono Committee
Training & Career Enhancement (TACE) Committees
The Associates Committee is comprised of roughly half partners and half associates and manages associate reviews and evaluation, assignments and policies. The associates committee plays an important art in recommending partners.
Latham & Watkins' pro bono practice plays an integral role in the organization's culture and it is widely considered a leader in pro bono work. The firm has committed to provide at least 60 hours per U.S. lawyer per year as pro bono services. The firm has provided more than 173,000 hours of free legal services worth US$83 million to needy people in 2011. Over the past decade, it has donated free legal services worth $675 million. The firm focuses on human rights, refugee and immigration matters when it comes to pro bono work.