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Senior Quantitative Analyst

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Senior Quantitative Analyst to join our dynamic team located in our Global Services Office in downtown Los Angeles. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

The Senior Financial Analyst joining our Quantitative Analysis team will leverage their transactional and financial modeling experience to play an integral role in supporting our attorneys and leadership for our Corporate Department’s leading practice groups, including Emerging Companies, Capital Markets, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

As a Senior Quantitative Analyst at Latham, you will be working closely with our Corporate departmental leadership and attorneys. You will develop client-facing capitalization models to be used in M&A transactions, SPAC, deSPAC, and early stage/venture capital financing engagements. Our attorneys and their clients rely on the models prepared by Senior Analysts to determine the distribution of cash proceeds amongst equity and debtholders, or to determine the capitalization structure as a result of the proposed transaction. On an as-needed basis, the Senior Analyst will work with the attorneys and update the models as the terms of the deal progress. Financial models include but are not limited to proforma capitalizations, liquidation waterfalls, merger consideration spreadsheets, voting models, and IPO S-1 models. The Senior Analyst will also be responsible for developing and maintaining training materials as well as mentoring and training our team of analysts and associates so they can provide modeling assistance as the need arises.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Engaging with attorney deal teams on transactions, which requires critically reading agreements and financial modeling support, including proforma capitalizations, liquidation waterfalls, merger consideration spreadsheets, voting models, and IPO S-1 models
  • Advising the internal deal team using the knowledge gained from analysis, and answering any questions that may arise regarding data, analytical methods, and the assumptions used to build the work product
  • Producing client-ready financial models and effectively communicating analysis and work product to partners, associates, and external clients
  • Maintaining detailed records documenting procedures, methodologies, and sources of information used while performing analytical tasks
  • Participating in education classes for our attorneys related to quantitative analysis work
  • Developing and maintaining training materials such as reference guides, training presentations, a library of training exercises, and tip sheets
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply organizational, critical reading, and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude
  • Possess strong leadership skills including: organization, planning, problem-solving, decision-making, the ability to lead long-term and complex projects to completion, and the ability to develop alternative solutions to meet goals.
  • Can maintain flexibility with respect to assigned tasks due to changing deadlines, changing deliverables, and changing task priorities
  • Possess excellent analytical skills, including the ability to work independently to research, analyze, and develop financial information, the ability to draw conclusions from analysis and make recommendations to management, and the ability to learn and apply new skills quickly and effectively
And have:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or a related field
  • A financial / industry qualification (CFA) or a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is ideal
  • A minimum of five (5) years of related analytical experience at a professional services organization in corporate finance, consulting, or M&A, as well as experience working on ad-hoc requests and projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Compensation & Benefits

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also receive a generous and competitive total compensation package. The salary range for this role is $130,000.00 - $160,00.00 and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, and location. Discretionary bonuses may be awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance — and profit-sharing partnership contributions to 401(k) accounts may be given based on firm performance.

Latham's comprehensive and best-in-class benefits support employees through every stage of life:

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision plans
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Generous 401(k) plan and firm-paid basic life and disability insurance
  • Extensive resources for parents and caregivers
  • Family building and fertility resources
  • And much more!
In addition, employees receive:

  • At least 11 paid holidays per year and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Ongoing professional development and career support, including bespoke training and leadership development programs, firm-paid access to LinkedIn Learning courses, and career coaching.
  • Peer networking, mentoring, and professional support through our eight global staff affinity groups.
Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.

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