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Latham LA?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:46 pm

I'm trying to decide between Latham LA and some lower ranked firms (V40 in NY and a non-ranked lifestyle firm in a secondary market). I liked the people in all three places. Frankly work-wise I would choose the non-ranked firm because of the better work/life balance and chances to work closely with partners. However, I highly prefer LA to the other two cities because of the weather and family reasons, so I'm leaning towards Latham. But I'm really hesitant because of how they treated their associates during 08/09. I'm also not too sure about their free market system. I feel like on one side it affords more options and flexibility, but on another side such a system would intensify competition between associations.

Can anyone shed light on the LA office working environment? Is the morale still low because of the layoffs? Is there a lot of pressure on going out to socialize with your co-workers? Or just any opinion/suggestion regarding this situation. Thanks!!

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Re: Latham LA?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:09 pm

Pick Bingham, bro.

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Re: Latham LA?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm trying to decide between Latham LA and some lower ranked firms (V40 in NY and a non-ranked lifestyle firm in a secondary market). I liked the people in all three places. Frankly work-wise I would choose the non-ranked firm because of the better work/life balance and chances to work closely with partners. However, I highly prefer LA to the other two cities because of the weather and family reasons, so I'm leaning towards Latham. But I'm really hesitant because of how they treated their associates during 08/09. I'm also not too sure about their free market system. I feel like on one side it affords more options and flexibility, but on another side such a system would intensify competition between associations.

Can anyone shed light on the LA office working environment? Is the morale still low because of the layoffs? Is there a lot of pressure on going out to socialize with your co-workers? Or just any opinion/suggestion regarding this situation. Thanks!!


It's definitely fratty and there is pressure to socialize. Free market systems in general are great if you don't know what you want to do, but if you do know what area you want, it can be bad for the reason you mentioned especially if there are a lot of people who want your practice area. Not sure what boat you are in.




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