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Latham & Watkins was selected as a “Go-To Law Firm” in a 2012 survey of general counsel conducted by American Lawyer Media. The firm was recognized in various practice areas, including labor and employment.

Benefits, Compensation and Employment

Latham & Watkins provides practical advice and innovative solutions to assist clients in achieving their goals related to attracting and keeping talent and preventing costly employment disputes.

Helping Craft Solutions

Companies turn to Latham for legal and strategic advice on workforce and compensation matters. The Benefits, Compensation and Employment (BCE) team provides taxlitigation and day-to-day counsel to companies and Boards of Directors on benefits, pension, compensation and employment law issues. The team also works with clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions, outsourcings, restructurings, and other transactions.

The integrated BCE group serves as a single point of contact among relevant advisors while coordinating advice and guidance. With lawyers based in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, the group is particularly adept at implementing strategies across international borders.

Proven Expertise

Clients count on Latham to provide practical and strategic advice on the legal, regulatory and market developments that affect their businesses. Latham’s BCE lawyers understand these developments from the perspectives of shareholders, governments, regulators, executives, employees and bargaining representatives.

Latham has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Executive and employee compensation, hiring and termination issues
  • Governance and regulatory issues
  • Stock and cash based incentives
  • Pensions and employee benefits
  • Union and works council negotiations 
  • Harmonization, downsizing and change management
  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims
  • Business transfers, M&A and outsourcing

Latham’s ongoing training programs, insightful publications and frequent webcasts provide clients with the tools they need to respond to developments and prevent problems before they arise.