Latham & Watkins LLP.

Latham & Watkins LLP. - Salary & Benefits

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http://www.lw.com/ 
Main Office:
355 South Grand Avenue, | Los Angeles | CA | 90071
Phone: 213-485-1234  | Fax: 213-891-8763 
Email: jamie.frick@lw.com 

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Salary & Benefits

Latham & Watkins's starting salary is $160,000. The figure stays the same for all members of each class year when it comes to the base salary. For associates who are able to complete at least 1,900 hours, there is a guarantee of a base bonus amount, which from 2009 to 2011 was above average in the industry. Latham & Watkins's profits per equity partner in 2009 were $1,900,000, with the firm securing an 82nd percentile.

Title Branch/
City
Exp. year Period Min Base
Salary
Avg Base
Salary
Max Base
Salary
Min Bonus
Salary
Avg Bonus
Salary
Max Bonus
Salary
Practice Support Analyst Los Angeles $10,500     $11,300        
Practice Support Analyst Washington $10,600     $11,400        
Associate Attorney San Diego $15,700     $17,100        
Foreign Law Consultant Chicago $16,400     $17,700        
Attorney Houston $16,800     $20,400        
Associate Attorney San Francisco $17,700     $19,200        
Attorney Washington $18,500     $20,300        
Attorney San Diego $19,000     $24,100        
Paralegal I Washington Hourly $20     $22        
Attorney Chicago $20,100     $22,100        
Associate San Diego $20,600     $25,900        
Senior Associate San Francisco $24,200     $26,400        
Associate Attorney Los Angeles $25,200     $27,600        
Legal Secretary Chicago Hourly $27     $29        
Legal Secretary New York City Hourly $33     $36        
Paralegal I Washington $4,100     $4,500        
Legal Secretary Los Angeles Hourly $42     $46        
Legal Secretary Washington $5,000     $5,400        
Legal Secretary Houston $5,500     $5,900        
Business Development Coordinator New York City $5,800     $6,300        
Paralegal I San Francisco $5,900     $6,300        
Legal Secretary Chicago $6,000     $7,100        
Legal Assistant San Francisco $6,300     $6,800        
Business Development Coordinator Washington $6,300     $7,200        
Legal Secretary Los Angeles $6,800     $7,300        
Business Development Coordinator $7,000     $7,600        
Financial Information Systems Specialist Los Angeles $8,100     $9,200        
HRIS Analyst Washington $8,200     $9,000        
Legal Secretary New York City   $56,642         
Foreign Law Consultant Los Angeles   $1,79,534         
Associate New York City   $1,82,953         
Foreign Law Consultant New York City   $1,91,716         
Associate Los Angeles   $1,95,212         
Foreign Law Consultant San Diego   $1,97,612         
Associate Chicago   $1,97,800         
Associate Washington   $2,02,749         
Associate San Francisco   $2,09,392         
Attorney San Francisco   $2,15,920         
Attorney New York City   $2,22,825         
Attorney Los Angeles   $2,49,842         
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly   $160,000          
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly   $160,000     $10,000     $25,000  
Attorney San Francisco 1st Year $15,700     $16,800        
Attorney San Diego 1st Year $16,300     $17,700        
Associate Los Angeles 2nd Year Yearly   $170,000     $14,000     $33,500  
Attorney Los Angeles 2nd Year $17,400     $21,500        
Attorney Chicago 2nd Year $18,500     $20,100        
Attorney San Diego 2nd Year $18,600     $20,100        
Attorney San Francisco 2nd Year $18,800     $20,000        
Associate Los Angeles 3rd Year Yearly   $185,000     $20,000     $52,500  
Attorney Washington 3rd Year $16,200     $18,200        
Attorney Los Angeles 3rd Year $18,200     $19,800        
Attorney Chicago 3rd Year $20,100     $21,900        
Attorney San Diego 3rd Year $20,200     $21,900        
Attorney San Francisco 3rd Year   $1,92,783         
Attorney New York City 3rd Year   $1,98,465         
Associate Los Angeles 4th Year Yearly   $210,000     $27,000     $68,000  
Attorney San Francisco 4th Year $19,400     $25,200        
Attorney Los Angeles 4th Year $19,500     $21,000        
Attorney San Diego 4th Year $22,800     $25,100        
Attorney New York City 4th Year   $2,13,905         
Associate Los Angeles 5th Year Yearly   $230,000     $34,000     $61,500  
Attorney Washington 5th Year $21,900     $24,100        
Attorney San Francisco 5th Year $22,200     $27,000        
Attorney Chicago 5th Year $25,200     $27,500        
Associate Los Angeles 6th Year Yearly   $250,000     $40,000     $91,000  
Associate Los Angeles 7th Year Yearly   $265,000     $50,000     $93,509  
Attorney San Francisco 7th Year $30,100     $32,900        
Associate Los Angeles 8th Year Yearly   $280,000     $60,000     $77,000  
Attorney Los Angeles 8th Year $28,000     $30,600        
Attorney San Francisco 8th Year $28,200     $30,400        


Benefits

  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
  • Bar Association Fees
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • CLE
  • Dental Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Family/Dependent Care Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Spending Account
  • Parental Leave
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance

Benefits Package:

Parental Care Leave: 18 weeks for birth mothers who are primary caregivers; 18 weeks for adoptive parents who are primary caregivers; 10 weeks for other primary caregivers; 4 weeks for non-primary caregivers (both birth and adoptive parents). Family/Dependant Care Leave includes leave for placement of a child for adoption or foster care, or a family member with a serious health condition. All associates have an automatic option to return from a Parental Care Leave at a reduced-pace schedule for a six month period without prior approval, under the PRO RATA (Pace Reduction Option for Returning Associates to Adjust) Program. The firm also offers subsidized in-home and center-based back-up child care and elder care. The firm offers a $10,000 referral bonus (payable in two $5,000 increments at time of hire and one-year anniversary of hire) for each lateral associate hire that a current associate introduces to the firm.

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