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As you plan your career in law, whatever stage you are at, you will be trying to differentiate between the world’s top law firms. Here we offer some insight into what a career at Latham & Watkins in London is like, to help you decide whether this is the place to make your mark.
Our teams of sharp and intelligent people have built one of the few global law firms with truly integrated strength in the major financial centers across Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia. As our teams are smaller than those in many large UK law firms, we are looking for future lawyers who are ready to make an important contribution almost immediately in our growing London office — people who will relish playing a key role in international projects and working alongside fellow lawyers worldwide.
If this environment is for you, we look forward to hearing from you.
Latham’s London summer program is designed to give US law students the opportunity to experience life and work as a US-admitted lawyer in London. Latham’s summer program in London runs for 10 weeks. Travel expenses and accommodation are provided.
The London office seeks 2L law students interested in practicing exclusively in the US Capital Markets Practice. US-admitted lawyers in the London office focus on high yield debt and equity capital markets offerings. The practice is fully integrated into the firm’s broader worldwide Corporate and Finance Departments. The US Capital Markets Practice in London consists of approximately 50 lawyers and is part of our growing London office. The US team works closely with our English-law trained colleagues in the London office as well as our Latham colleagues globally.
The London summer associates participate in drafting sessions with opposing counsel, bankers and senior management, reviewing offering documents and a wide range of other projects. In addition to gaining hands-on experience, London summer associates participate in the firm’s formal training curriculum and introductory courses covering a broad range of practical topics relating to equity and high yield capital markets transactions. The training sessions are designed to give summer associates a general understanding of our practice and the work they would do as associates in the London office.
The London summer associates also participate in Summer Academy, which brings together the firm’s summer associates from around the world for three days of training, social events, and the opportunity to meet with lawyers and leaders across the firm. We take pride in the collegial nature of the team in London and our summer associates will meet and interact with the partners and associates, both in the office and at a full range of social events.
Learn more about Latham’s summer program for US law students.
If you are unable to meet with us while we are on campus for interviews and you would like to pursue opportunities with Latham, please forward a cover letter, resume and transcript to [email protected].
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