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Latham & Watkins Signs the German Diversity Charter

January 27, 2020
The firm is proud to support the Charta der Vielfalt’s mission to recognize, appreciate, and integrate diversity in business culture.

By signing the German Diversity Charter (Charta der Vielfalt), Latham & Watkins LLP endeavors to set an example for diversity in business culture. As a proponent of this nationwide network for diversity management in Germany, Latham is proud to support the Charta der Vielfalt’s mission to recognize, appreciate, and integrate diversity in business culture. 

“Diversity & Inclusion has long been a part of Latham's culture. We are honored to sign the Diversity Charter, reinforcing our commitment and dedication to supporting inclusive working environments at Latham and in broader society,” said Harald Selzner, Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Germany. 

“At Latham, we want an environment in which employees can be their authentic selves, regardless of nationality, ethnic-cultural background, religion, sexual identity and orientation, or physical limitations, because this diversity enriches and empowers us worldwide,” adds Natalie Daghles, member of Latham's Diversity Leadership Committee and Vice Chair of the Women Enriching Business Committee. 

The Charta der Vielfalt is a corporate initiative to promote diversity in companies and institutions. It was initiated in December 2006 by four companies and is supported by State Minister Annette Widmann-Mauz, the Commissioner for the Federal Government for Migration, Refugees, and Integration. 

The initiative aims to develop working environments in Germany free of biases where all employees are valued regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or worldview, physical ability, age, sexual orientation, and identity.