This shouldn’t come as a surprise. It wasn’t an accident or a stroke of luck. Timing didn’t have much to do with it. No, Latham & Watkins’ evolution into a corporate leviathan was a deliberate, drawn-out path built on scope and scale, strong talent acquisition and the ability to work on matters for clients small and large in a variety of capacities.
That investment culminated, over the second half of 2020 and through 2021, in perhaps one of the greatest runs a Big Law corporate department has ever seen. This is how they did it.