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Firm Supports Institute for Well-Being in Law as an 'Inaugural Founding Champion'

April 26, 2021
Backing underscores the firm’s commitment to advancing well-being in the profession.

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce its support of the newly formed nonprofit organization, the Institute for Well-Being in Law (IWIL), which seeks to prioritize and improve well-being in the legal profession.

The issue of well-being in law has gained significant traction since the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being released its groundbreaking report in 2017, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change. The report’s findings resulted in a national movement among a variety of stakeholders in the legal profession and spurred the Task Force to establish IWIL in December 2020.

“Mental health and well-being is a key priority for Latham, and we are proud to be an Inaugural Founding Champion of IWIL,” said LeeAnn Black, Chief Operating Officer. “We have spent the past decade investing in LiveWell Latham — our global health and well-being platform — to support our people’s ability to thrive in both their professional and personal lives. We strongly support IWIL’s mission and are committed to further advancing well-being in our own firm and in the profession at large.”

Latham joins four other firms — Crowell & Moring LLP, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and Reed Smith LLP — as an Inaugural Founding Champion of IWIL, with representatives from each firm serving on IWIL’s 22-member Advisory Board.