Latham & Watkins – Hedge Fund Book of Jargon

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins LLP
Firm Size: Large
Released: May 10, 2013
Platform: iPhone (iTunes)
Cost: Free

If there is one firm that has doubled down on the growth of mobile platforms, that firm is Latham & Watkins, who has produced the most number of mobile applications of any AmLaw firm — a total of 10 to-date. Most recently, Latham & Watkins supplemented its Book of Jargon franchise with the release of its comprehensive glossary of hedge fund slang, legal and regulatory terminology, and acronyms.

In creating the app, Stephen Wink, corporate partner and co-chair of Latham & Watkins’ Hedge Fund Task Force, said:

As we continue to grow our hedge fund practice and develop and share our expertise in this area, we are excited to offer this innovative tool to the hedge fund industry. This app provides an encyclopedia of information readily available for busy executives on the go.

Christopher Clark, litigation partner and co-chair of Latham & Watkins’ Hedge Fund Task Force, remarked

We are seeing more and more players step into the hedge fund industry as the global economy continues to improve, and we saw a need for a comprehensive hedge fund glossary for both the novice and the industry expert. The Book of Jargon – Hedge Funds covers the latest terminology as well as industry slang that has been around for years.

In our posts, Law Firm Mobile tries to offer constructive feedback on most apps. In the case of Latham’s Book of Jargon apps, we suggest that the firm find a way to make the full definition page more readable. The current approach uses a stylized picture in the background. Unfortunately, that picture makes the text more difficult to read.

– Law App Guy