(Reuters) - Latham & Watkins on Monday said it will conduct its summer associate program remotely, making it one of the latest, and largest, law firms to change summer plans due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Latham’s program will run eight weeks, from June 1 to July 24, and the firm will “honor the full financial commitment” it made to summer associates before the pandemic, it said.
”During these unprecedented times, we are taking advantage of Latham’s advanced digital tools and technologies to ensure a rewarding program filled with meaningful experiences and virtual exposure to the firm’s people, work, and culture—all while safeguarding the health, safety, and well-being of all of our colleagues,” said Abid Qureshi, chair of Latham’s global recruiting committee, in a statement on Monday.
Latham was founded in Los Angeles, and it has approximately 2,800 lawyers total. It has 28 offices in North America, Europe and Asia, plus one in Saudi Arabia in association with a local firm, according to its website.
Many other law firms, including Squire Patton Boggs and Cahill Gordon & Reindel, have also in recent weeks announced changes to their summer associate programs due to the pandemic.