Data Scientist

Location : Location
US-CA-Los Angeles
Additional Location(s)
US-NY-New York | US-CA-San Francisco
Audit & Advisory
Work Arrangement
Posted Min Pay Rate
USD $110,000.00/Yr.
Posted Max Pay Rate
USD $135,000.00/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 Data Scientist is an integral part of Latham’s Audit & Advisory team. This role will be responsible for helping develop and embed data science models throughout the firm, while working with team members and working independently to execute data science solutions that provide answers to key business problems, and ultimately drive actions for stakeholders throughout the organization. This role will be located in either our New York office, San Francisco office or our Global Services Office in Los Angeles. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Aggregating data from a variety of sources, identifying new sources, and automating collection and processing where possible
  • Applying knowledge of statistics, machine learning, predictive modeling, advanced mathematics to highlight patterns, identify trends, predict future outcomes, answer key business questions, and make valuable discoveries from given data sets
  • Summarizing complex findings for stakeholders of varying levels of analytical knowledge so that insights are easily digestible and actionable
  • Staying up to date on leading trends and applications throughout the data science and business analytics world
  • Promoting effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Possess strong knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms, and have experience with proper applications and interpretations of results (i.e. clustering, regression analysis, random forest, gradient boosting, neural nets, etc.)
  • Exhibit the ability to accurately perform and comprehend results of advanced analytics, modeling techniques, and communicate data findings to senior management
  • Demonstrate proficiency with SAP Business Objects (BO)

And have:

  • A high school diploma or an equivalent
  • A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent in Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Math, Economics, or a related field, preferably
  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience in data science, machine learning, or applied statistics

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.


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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 $110,000.00 - USD $135,000.00 /Yr.


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