Innovation and Technology Solutions Attorney

Location : Location
US-CA-Los Angeles
Additional Location(s)
US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-Costa Mesa | US-CA-San Diego | US-CA-San Francisco | US-CA-Menlo Park
Work Arrangement
Posted Min Pay Rate
USD $190,000.00/Yr.
Posted Max Pay Rate
USD $210,000.00/Yr.
Position Type
Job ID

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.  

About the Role

The Innovation and Technology Solutions Attorney is an integral part of Latham’s Technology & Information Services team. This role will be responsible for serving as a connection point and conduit between the firm’s lawyers, clients, and the Technology & Information Services Department to ensure the firm’s technology systems, tools and services are effectively meeting the needs of our practicing attorneys and our clients, while providing updates and analysis of new technologies and industry trends to firm management and practice group leadership. This role will be located in either our Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, or Silicon Valley office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

The ideal candidate:

  • Is an experienced legaltech and general technology user, with demonstrable examples;
  • Is passionate about emerging technologies generally, and excited by the prospect of learning about them and developing expertise in them, including where necessary hands on and deeper technical understanding;
  • Possesses, and can evidence, some level of advanced technology or technology adjacent skills, e.g. coding, product management, design thinking, process optimization or similar skills and experiences, ideally applied in their employment;
  • Is able to demonstrate examples of where they have innovated a process, product or service, either in their current or former employment, or via activities outside of work; and
  • Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and innovative new offerings – both legal and non-legal – in order to ensure a state-of-the art technology platform is available to and fully exploited by the firm’s lawyers.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Working with practice group leadership and those directly supporting the practice (e.g., Knowledge Management Lawyers, Practice Development Managers, etc.) to understand the technology needs of the firm’s lawyers and their clients at the practice group level, assisting in developing technical strategies to improve efficiency, and making recommendations for how to integrate applications and technology solutions into the practice group’s workflow
  • Staying abreast of new technologies that could impact legal service delivery
  • Looking for opportunities to leverage existing and emerging technologies into specific practices, as applicable, and coordinating pilot and proof of concept programs, including drafting specifications, evaluating software objectively and versus peer or incumbent products, and testing products and services
  • Working with Technology & Information Services Department management and firm leadership to make recommendations for strategic deployment of efficient processes, technology related policies, software tools and other technology-assisted solutions for Latham attorneys and clients
  • Communicating with third-party vendors in order to foster strong relationships and an ongoing information exchange related to new and existing products and services, while fostering strategic relationships with industry organizations and innovation thought leaders


We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Display knowledge and experience with a scripting language, e.g. Python, JavaScript etc.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience with Front-end technologies, e.g. HTML / CSS
  • Exhibit knowledge and experience with a database language, e.g. SQL

And have:

  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience as a practicing lawyer in a law firm or in a legal operations role
  • A JD or an equivalent, and admission to the California state bar
  • Experience in a technology role, preferably 
  • Completion of an intensive software development/coding bootcamp, preferably 

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:


  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!


Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.


Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.


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Pay Range

USD $190,000.00 - USD $210,000.00 /Yr.


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