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If you are seeking a career that is both professionally challenging and personally motivating, with supportive colleagues and great clients working together, choose Latham.

We advise German and global clients in all areas of commercial law. We are also one of the largest providers of pro bono legal services in the world.

If our values sound like your values, we look forward to hearing from you.

Learn more about our unique culture in English and in German.


When you join us as an associate you are on the right path: you are fully involved in client work and take responsibility from the very start. After all, you have completed a demanding course of study and legal clerkship with excellent results and we want you to put your knowledge into practice with us as quickly and successfully as possible.

Further Your Education

As a Latham associate, you have access through #MyAdvancement to a diverse and intensive further education program. You can profit from local, national, and international opportunities to continue your education and gain further qualifications. With our global academies — which take place regularly in the US, internal and external seminars, language courses, and soft skills trainings there are no limits to the individual design of your career.

Learn more about #MyAdvancement.


From the very start you will be paired with an experienced lawyer as a mentor who will provide professional support, guidance, and encouragement.


Through our LiveWell Latham program, we offer a range of benefits and resources designed to support you and your loved ones through all life’s moments. From building a family and taking care of loved ones, to managing your health and saving for the future, LiveWell Latham supports you with comprehensive resources and best-in-class benefits. Investing in the well-being of our lawyers and staff is among the firm’s highest priorities.

Learn more about our commitment to well-being here. For detailed benefit information, please reach out to Human.Resources@lw.com.

Legal Clerkship and Research Assistants

During your legal clerkship or your post as a research assistant, we will support you as you determine the direction of your future legal career.

As a trainee lawyer or research assistant you will be fully integrated into the firm’s work: you will assist experienced colleagues on current mandates and will take on substantive work from the start.

Your work experience will be dynamic and exciting with continuous training and opportunities to explore and develop your professional interests.

Networking during and after your time with us

We value our employees as individuals as well as professionals and place a special emphasis on team fit. At Latham, you will get to know many interesting people and develop relationships that will last well into your career.

If you maximize your personal and professional potential during your time with us, we may invite you to join our tailored mentoring program, ENCORE Latham.

#MyAdvancement — Young Talent

Our innovative training program, #MyAdvancement — Young Talent, supports legal trainees and research assistants with ongoing training, personal development, and preparation the 2nd State Exam.

Learn more about #MyAdvancement — Young Talent.

Working abroad is possible

Hamburg is the gateway to the world ― as are Düsseldorf, Munich, and Frankfurt. If you carry out your legal station with us you can apply to spend your elective station in one of our global offices.