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Press Release

Latham Raises Record Amount for Pro Bono Partner

August 13, 2019
Firm is top fundraiser in D.C. Legal Aid Society’s annual charity competition.

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that it raised a record US$214,660 for this year’s Generous Associates Campaign, the principal fund raising campaign targeted at individual attorneys for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. Latham surpassed US$200,000 for the second year in a row and led the city in giving for the fifth consecutive year. The annual two-month summer campaign raised US$2.46 million overall to support the operations of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia covering 31% of Legal Aid’s annual operating costs.
 
The firm’s fundraising goals were achieved through broad participation of attorneys and staff. Our efforts were led by Washington, D.C. associates Amy Rigdon, Loyal Horsley, Laura Glickman, Lauren Ford, Natalie Rao, Bridget Rose Reineking, and Ethan Prall; litigation services supervising attorney Dana Louttit; and partners David Dantzic and Shagufa Hossain. 
 
Latham partner and Legal Aid Board President David Dantzic said, “The generosity shown by firms throughout the D.C. legal community every year is inspiring. To see the campaign, and Latham itself, continue to raise more money every year to gain access to justice for the city’s neediest residents is deeply moving. I am so proud to be a part of this community and this firm.”
 
The campaign is a fundraising drive run by associates at Washington, D.C. law firms each summer. Latham associates helped initiate the Generous Associates Campaign more than 25 years ago. The funds raised through this campaign allow Legal Aid to continue to provide free legal services to the neediest members of the D.C. community in the areas of domestic violence/family, housing, public benefits, immigration, and consumer law.

About Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia is D.C.’s oldest and largest general civil legal services organization. Since 1932, Legal Aid lawyers have been making justice real in individual and systemic ways for persons living in poverty in the District. Learn more about Legal Aid.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

1Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong and Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.