Intern (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – June 7, 2018
A typical day at work consists of assisting attorneys, paralegals and staff with any technology incidents regarding their laptops, computer/desktop, printer and/or Blackberry/iOS devices. I learned how to setup/image/configure computers/laptops, install communication apps on Blackberry/iOS devices and how to troubleshoot all devices and pieces of technology including the printers. Besides the meetings and cases being held, they have fun events throughout the firm and this firm embraces diversity well.
I accepted the job as a legal secretay because of the overtime, but my real profession was and still remains Administrative Management.
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – July 1, 2018
A typical day at work: Extremely busy. Good training. No comment about management. Mixed cultures. Nothing about my job was hard. In fact, a partner once told me that I could do my job with one eye closed and one hand tied behind my back. The most enjoyable part of my job was leaving to go home at the end of the day.
Litigation/Antitrust/Corporate Paralegal (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – April 6, 2018
I don't feel that I can adequately review this job since I worked there so long ago. You were definitely compensated for working long hours and you had to work long hours. I learned a lot working there.
Billing Coordinator (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 5, 2018
Surrounded by genuine and caring people. Great teamwork, we use each other to talk through situations, to stay sane after a rough day. Because of the fast-paced environment, there can be some tougher days, but I do believe that comes along with any career path.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – San Francisco Bay Area, CA – March 7, 2018
Latham is a wonderful place to work. They care about their employees, are generous with compensation and benefits, believe in rewarding your efforts and offer lots of extras. The employees are fun to work with and make the day go by quickly.
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – November 26, 2017
Provided administrative support to three associates specializing in Real Estate, Health Care and Environmental. Transcribed and proofread materials from notes, tapes and drafts. Drafted correspondence, minutes, real estate and finance documents and general forms. Arranged meetings and conference calls. Ordered meals, refreshments, and various equipment, as requested. Made and coordinated travel arrangements. Kept attorneys apprised of mail and phone messages. Prepared check requests for reimbursement of expenses. Arranged for faxing, copying and messenger service. Set up and maintained chronological, client, and report files. Operated PC computer and printer for text and data storage and retrieval.
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 3, 2017
My position consisted of typing correspondence, setting up meetings and travel, reimbursements, screening calls, setting up conference calls, opening and sorting mail, entering time daily and ensuring all month end deadlines were met. In addition drafted audit letters for attorney review and edits, requested conflict checks to open new matters. Also, I processed over one hundred client invoices monthly. I like the fact the firm is family friendly..
Staff Appreciation lasted for a week with different events every day
The firm does not have a good policy for inclement weather procedures.
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 6, 2017
Although I was downsized I would like to work at Latham again. Everyone in the firm always respected you and it was a great place to work. I always went to work with a smile and finished the day with a smile which speaks for itself. The Firm was more personable.
Professional environment, no much room to advance once hired
Practice Support Project Manager (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 27, 2017
Professional and courteous big law firm to work for. Management and training options were superior; work-home life balance was fair but you are expected to be available and respond to emails 12-16 hrs/day and weekends. There are times you have to work evenings and weekends depending upon work request demands from attorneys. I enjoyed working there when compared to most other positions I have held.
training, subsidized cafe, reasonable pay and benefits
not much of a work-life balance, and you are a cog in the wheel.