Latham & Watkins' lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

Our commitment to diversity enables us to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to recruit and retain the best lawyers in the world and to provide innovative legal solutions for our clients' most complicated business challenges.

Diversity Leadership Committee

The Diversity Leadership Committee (DLC) spearheads our global diversity strategy and initiatives, working to strengthen and promote the firm as a workplace where the best and brightest attorneys from all groups, including those traditionally underrepresented in the legal industry, excel and find the opportunities and support to fulfill their potential to become firm and industry leaders.

Women Enriching Business Committee

The Women Enriching Business (WEB) Committee promotes the long-term success of women lawyers and executives around the globe, and empowers them to become industry leaders. Through global and local efforts designed to create broader networks and productive business relationships, WEB works to attract top talent and support the long-term success of women.

Diversity in Practice

Recognizing the needs of our clients, lawyers and industry, we have developed a wide variety of programs and initiatives designed to enhance the diversity of our firm and the legal profession at large.

  • Global Affinity Groups
    Our global affinity groups for lawyers provide a firm-wide platform to share experiences, advice, and interests and to partner with clients and other external groups who have a strong interest in creating a more diverse profession.
  • Multicultural Promotion & Attainment Coalition
    Our Multicultural Promotion & Attainment Coalition (MPAC) is an associate-driven, grassroots initiative in our practice offices that is focused on strengthening our culture of inclusion by recruiting, retaining, and promoting attorneys from an array of diverse backgrounds through a variety of internal and external professional programming, including hosting educational and social activities.
  • Recruiting Programs
    In order to provide top-of-the-line service to our global clientele, we recruit the best and brightest legal talent in the world. As part of this strategy, we dedicate significant resources to support the success and development of future lawyers who are deeply committed to diversity.
  • Advancement and Leadership Development
    Our lawyers are our most important asset. Accordingly, we design signature programs that deliver concrete results in terms of retaining and developing our lawyers into firm and industry leaders.

For additional information about our efforts to promote diversity and inclusion among our professional staff, click here.

Awards & Accolades

At Latham, you belong as you are. With the strategic guidance of our DLC, we have innovative programs in place at all stages of our lawyers’ careers to help recruit, retain, and promote top talent representing a diversity of backgrounds. We are honored when our work in this crucial area is recognized by organizations dedicated to equality and inclusion, our clients, and the media. Recent awards and accolades include:

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Latham ensures that lawyers are hired, trained and promoted fairly, consistent with our goals of equal opportunity and diversity in the practice of law. The firm’s EEO Review Board and Diversity Leadership Committee monitor and address issues relating to achievement of the firm's equal opportunity and diversity objectives. For more information, read the firm’s expanded policy.

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