Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to launch the firm’s newest Virtual Experience Program (VEP) on antitrust and competition law. The free virtual program gives the business, academic, and legal communities the opportunity to participate in a merger review on a market-defining merger-acquisition matter and also learn about the nature of work at a global law firm. Participants will analyze a document as part of a merger review, advise on the antitrust implications, and prepare to interview a key witness, to assess exposure. The experience is hosted on Forage, an innovative, open-access platform that connects users with companies and law firms.
Mandy Reeves, Chair of Latham’s Global Antitrust & Competition Practice, said: “The Virtual Experience Program provides students and anyone interested in antitrust law the exciting opportunity to gain ‘life-like’ exposure to the legal issues surrounding a merger clearance. We are proud to be recognized as among the world’s most elite antitrust practices, with a unique ability to deftly handle all aspects of antitrust law for clients around the globe. This program underscores our commitment to fostering the next generation of talented competition lawyers.”
With the launch of the Antitrust VEP, Latham now offers five VEPs on Forage: M&A, White Collar, Emerging Companies, Banking, and Antitrust. Each program immerses participants in navigating legal issues in a transaction or litigation matter.
Since launching in October 2019, the firm’s Virtual Experience Programs have reached nearly 40,000 participants worldwide, providing equal access to education and high quality learning resources to students who otherwise may not have access to the inner workings of the legal world.
“Latham has seen participation in our Virtual Experience Programs grow by more than twentyfold since March 2020. We are continuing to invest in these complimentary virtual learning programs and hope to inspire young people all over the world, to explore their intellectual curiosity and consider pursuing a career in Big Law,” said Abid R. Qureshi, Global Chair of Latham’s Recruiting Committee.
Latham is among the world’s most elite Antitrust & Competition Practices. Our more than 150 practitioners masterfully handle all aspects of antitrust law for clients in jurisdictions across the globe, including cartel defense and investigations, high-stakes civil litigation, merger clearance, and state aid. No other firm delivers an integrated Antitrust and Competition Practice platform that serves clients’ needs both locally and globally, addressing all dimensions of antitrust risk. To learn more about our Antitrust & Competition Practice and careers at Latham, visit lwcareers.com.
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Notes to Editors
1 Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Abid R. Qureshi, Partner and Chair of Global Recruiting Committee, +1.202.637.2240
Amanda Reeves, Partner and Chair of Global Antitrust & Competition Practice, +1.202.637.2183