Latham & Watkins is the most popular spot this year for Supreme Court clerks leaving the high court for the hands-on practice of law. The firm hired six clerks from the October 2005 term -- the largest number of hires from a single term by a single law firm in recent years. Several factors may have contributed. Benjamin Horwich, former clerk to Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Samuel Alito Jr., who joined Latham's San Francisco office, cited "the firm culture and working environment for lawyers."
Latham Is the 'In' Spot for High Court Clerks
The National Law Journal
November 3, 2006