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Latham & Watkins LLP 
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Founded in 1934, Latham & Watkins has grown into a full-service international powerhouse with approximately 2,000 attorneys in 31 offices around the world. The founders of Latham & Watkins instilled an ethic of hard work, commitment and quality that flourishes today and has nurtured the firm's dramatic growth into one of the world's premier business law firms. With that growth, we have built internationally recognized practices in a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas. We have also received praise for our innovative approach to law firm management and for our pro bono work both on a local and global scale. Our success is grounded in our devotion to the collaborative process, which reaches across global offices and practices and draws upon our deep subject matter expertise, an abiding commitment to teamwork and a powerful tradition of creative lawyering.

Our departments and practices are recognized as leaders in the legal profession. Latham consistently ranks among the best transactional and finance practices in leading legal publications such as The American Lawyer, mergermarket, Chambers and Asia Legal Business and earns praise worldwide for work on high-profile and groundbreaking deals. The firm has one of the largest and most sophisticated litigation practices in the world, offering expertise in a multitude of substantive areas. Latham is one of the few firms to have been named in The American Lawyer's Litigation Department of the Year survey in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. Our environmental practice has been at the forefront of this rapidly changing area for the last two decades and was named as the top firm in the world for environmental expertise by The International Who's Who in 2007. The firm has a long and rich history in tax matters, dating back to founding partner Dana Latham, former Commissioner of the US Internal Revenue Service.

Latham's dedication to excellence extends to pro bono and public service. As a Signator to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge, we have a longstanding commitment to providing pro bono legal services, financial support and volunteer time to charitable organizations and to individuals most in need throughout the world. In addition, our attorneys, paralegals and staff devote significant time to a diverse array of worthy causes. From firmwide projects that comprise multiple offices to the individual contributions of members of the Latham family, these deeds impact our communities in enduring ways.

Statement of Practice Summary:
Africa Practice; Antitrust and Competition; Banking; Benefits and Compensation; Capital Markets; China Practice; Climate Change; Communications; Corporate Governance; Derivatives; Emerging Companies; Employment Law; Environmental Litigation; Environmental Regulatory; Environmental Transactional Support; Export Controls and Economic Sanctions; Financial Regulatory; Government Contracts; Health Care and Life Sciences; India Practice; Indonesia Practice; Insurance Coverage Litigation; Intellectual Property; International Arbitration; International Tax; International Trade Commission (ITC) Patent Litigation; Investment Funds; Islamic Finance; Israel Practice; Land Use; Latin American Practice; Media and 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; Public International Law; Real Estate; Restructuring, Insolvency and Workouts; Scandinavian Practice; Securities Litigation and Professional Liability; Structured Finance & Securitization; Supreme Court and Appellate; Tax Controversy; Tax-Exempt Organizations; Technology Transactions; Transactional Tax; White Collar Defense and Investigations.


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