Litigation Services Attorney

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Additional Location(s)
Litigation Services
Work Arrangement
Posted Min Pay Rate
USD $140,000.00/Yr.
Posted Max Pay Rate
USD $160,000.00/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 Litigation Services Attorney is an integral part of Latham’s Litigation Services team and will be responsible for providing high level legal analysis with respect to complex procedural and strategic issues in state and federal court, reviewing filings as to form and procedural content, preparing procedural road maps for upcoming court filings, and advising members of the Litigation & Trial Department on all matters of court rules, civil procedure, filing protocol, and the calculation of deadlines, while using Westlaw, LexisNexis, CourtLink, Lex Machina, and other research platforms to provide high level legal research with respect to procedural and strategic issues across many jurisdictions.This role will be located in either our Chicago office or our Austin 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

Other key responsibilities include:


  • Conducting judicial research to develop profiles and analytics on specific judges, including the review of transcripts
  • Overseeing and performing calendaring functions, which may include some or all of the following: maintaining a calendar of litigation deadlines for all contested matters utilizing a firm-approved calendaring program, and regularly communicating deadlines to firm-wide litigation teams using the best available means
  • Overseeing and performing court services functions, which may include some or all of the following: researching and retrieval of court documents in paper and electronic databases; reviewing and filing of client and Firm court documents in paper and electronic form; processing daily litigation mail; coordinating the use of process servers for the office
  • Preparing roadmaps to guide attorneys through procedural and logistical elements of complex court filings, flagging procedural intricacies, highlighting strategic opportunities, and providing best practices based on judicial preferences


We’d love to hear from you if you:


  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of applicable court rules and procedures, and can apply court rules in multiple jurisdictions quickly, efficiently, and in a manner which instills confidence and ensures risk management
  • Possess the ability to articulate complex court rules and calendaring issues in a comprehensible, accurate, confident, and concise manner
  • Display the analytical skills needed to correctly comprehend and convey complex legal principles


And have:


  • A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • A current admission to the Bar of Texas
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience as a practicing litigation attorney in Texas and/or attorney in a Docket/Calendar/Litigation Services environment

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 $140,000.00 - USD $160,000.00 /Yr.


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