Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for your interest in Latitude. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about our company.
What makes Latitude unique?
Law firm-level attorneys at 40-60% less than law firm rates.
Our attorneys have the level of skill, experience and judgment expected in a permanent corporate counsel or law firm attorney, and the versatility to step into challenging environments and hit the ground running. We provide customized solutions, such as secondment (insourced) roles and full-time, part-time, on-site, and remote arrangements to meet the specific needs of our clients. 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.
Who are Latitude's clients?
Latitude clients include numerous leading law firms and companies. While the vast majority of Latitude Attorneys serve billion dollar plus corporations and large corporate law firms, Latitude also works with smaller clients such as boutique law firms and high-growth, emerging companies.
What types of attorneys does Latitude provide?
Latitude provides talented, versatile attorneys with experience working for in-house law departments and leading law firms in high-demand practice areas. Please see the Opportunities page for more information.
Does Latitude provide attorneys for permanent positions?
Yes. Latitude helps law firms and companies hire attorneys for both traditional and customized positions. We also offer interim-to-hire arrangements, which often provide attorneys the opportunity to have the inside track before the hiring process even begins. Interim-to-hire arrangements also allow both the attorney and the law firm or company the opportunity to test-drive the relationship.
What is a Latitude Attorney?
A Latitude Attorney is a licensed attorney with the experience, skill and judgement to step directly into roles in large company legal departments and corporate law firms that would otherwise require a permanent member of the legal team or law firm counsel – in other words the type of attorney who is a professional peer of the client’s permanent in-house counsel and corporate law firm attorneys. Latitude Attorneys are directly employed and compensated by Latitude (not independent contractors) and engaged to work on-site or remotely for a law firm or company.*
What type of experience and skill sets do I need to become a Latitude Attorney?
For Latitude Attorney positions, we are seeking candidates who have a record of success in highly competitive attorney roles in leading law firms and/or corporate legal departments, significant experience in an in-demand practice areas, strong academic credentials from well-known institutions, outstanding references, and friendly, collaborative, adaptable, and versatile. See more detailed information about our criteria on the Opportunities page.
What attracts attorneys to Latitude?
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.
How much does it cost to engage a Latitude Attorney?
Latitude Attorney rates are typically 40 to 60 percent less than law firm market rates for a comparable attorney. 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. 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.
What types of benefits does Latitude offer Latitude Attorneys?
The same types of benefits provided by corporate law firms and major companies. For example: benefits that Latitude provides (subject to eligibility requirements) include group health insurance, long-term disability insurance, group life insurance, professional liability insurance, qualified 401k plan, continuing legal education, etc.
Is Latitude a law firm?
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.
*Latitude is not a law firm and does not engage in the practice of law. 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. Further information is available on the Legal Notice page.