Latham Ramps Up Parental Benefits; Will Other Firms Follow?
Latham & Watkins announced a new parental leave policy for associates this week that significantly ups the amount of time biological and adoptive parents can take leave while receiving their full base salary. Some observers say that, much like associate salaries, Latham's move -- and some by other firms -- could have ripple effects. "Any time a market leader makes a move that can be interpreted as a recruiting tool, other firms in the space will take a long, hard look," said Peter Ocko, a Los Angeles-based associate recruiter for Major, Lindsey & Africa.Latham Ramps Up Parental Benefits; Will Other Firms Follow? law.com Fri, Dec 14, 2007