Thank you for your interest in Latitude. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about Latitude. Click on a question to expand the corresponding answer.
Latitude is a platform for attorneys with experience at leading law firms and corporate legal departments to: (i) perform high-level, sophisticated work for companies and law firms; (ii) earn law firm-level compensation and benefits; and (iii) choose custom tailored roles.
With Latitude’s inclusive, client-centered approach, we develop and implement customized solutions which draw on the best attorneys, law firms and other legal service providers in the industry.
A: Yes. Latitude helps law firms and companies hire attorneys for both traditional and customized positions.
We also offer interim-to-hire arrangements, which provide attorneys the opportunity to be considered for positions before the positions become publicly-available.
Interim-to-hire arrangements also allow both the attorney and the law firm or company the opportunity to test-drive the relationship.
An insourced Latitude Attorney typically performs services that would otherwise be performed by a permanent employee, or would be outsourced.
A: Latitude Attorneys (i) have a record of success in highly competitive attorney roles, significant experience in niche and in-demand practice areas, are collaborative, adaptable, and versatile; (ii) are direct employees of Latitude (not independent contractors); and (iii) are engaged on a non-permanent basis by law firm and company legal department attorneys in a variety of roles and arrangements, such as insourced (seconded), full-time, part-time, as-needed, flex-time, on-site and remote.*
A: Latitude provides highly- accomplished attorneys a platform to: (i) perform high-level, sophisticated work at leading companies and law firms; (ii) earn law firm-level compensation and benefits; and (iii) create customized roles tailored to their needs and interests.
The compensation, benefits, professional development, and level of practice Latitude provides are typically only available at leading law firms, companies and consulting firms.
A: Fees for Latitude attorneys vary based on each attorney’s specific skills and experience, the length of the engagement, and the nature of the role. Typically, the cost of a Latitude attorney is significantly less than the law firm rate for a comparable attorney.
This benefits both our company and law firm clients: a company can achieve significant savings by using legal spend to insource a Latitude attorney instead of using a law firm for in-house work; a law firm can gain an attorney without long-term fixed cost and still earn a significant margin by billing the Latitude attorney out at normal market rates.
A: The same types of benefits provided by law firms and companies. For example: benefits that Latitude provides or pays for include health insurance, long-term disability insurance, group life insurance, professional liability insurance, memberships in professional organizations such as the American Bar Association, continuing legal education, etc.
A: No. Attorneys employed and assigned by Latitude provide legal services only under the professional oversight of an in-house or private-practice lawyer for the client who is not associated with Latitude.