Merger Clearance Assistant

Location : Location
US-DC-Washington, D.C.
Firm Leadership
Work Arrangement
Posted Min Pay Rate
USD $60,000.00/Yr.
Posted Max Pay Rate
USD $65,000.00/Yr.
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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 Merger Clearance Assistant is an integral part of Latham’s US Merger Clearance team. This role will be responsible for working directly with attorneys and other professionals on high value M&A transactions to obtain premerger clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act.  This role will be located in our Washington D.C. office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence. 

This role offers an excellent opportunity for successful candidates to join a global law firm and work side-by-side with attorneys who are experts in their field while assisting clients as they work through the legal and regulatory framework associated with the mergers and acquisitions process.


Overtime availability will be essential to this role and expectations for applicants is that they are able to commit to this team – either this position or advancement – for at least two years.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the team with the preparation of HSR filings, which includes drafting tailored information requests to clients and organizing exhibit logs for each filling
  • Conducting company research using various government databases
  • Communicating and coordinating with team members across offices to meet HSR filing deadlines
  • Assisting with large-scale data organization projects, such as maintaining data tracking templates, collecting and compiling asset information by country, and maintaining all HSR files within Latham’s document management system
  • Assisting other team members with any and all aspects associated with the HSR premerger process

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Looking to work in a fast-paced M&A  environment 
  • Display strong knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Excel as well as other PC applications

And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree

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 $60,000.00 - USD $65,000.00 /Yr.


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