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Latham Honored As 2021 Champion for Children

April 26, 2022
Firm recognized for fifth consecutive year for efforts to provide funds for legal services to Washington, D.C. children — becoming the most awarded firm in Champions for Children history.

Latham & Watkins has been named a 2021 Champion for Children by Children’s Law Center (CLC). This record-making win marks the firm’s fifth consecutive and seventh overall win, maintaining Latham’s status as the most awarded firm in Champions for Children history.

The annual award recognizes the philanthropy of law firms and corporations whose total 2021 annual giving to CLC exceeded that of their peers. The Champions for Children Campaign is led by CLC’s Advisory Board as well as its Board of Directors, on which Latham counsel Liz Park and partner Manu Gayatrinath sit.

“Our commitment to making a more equitable community is reflected in the many ways our firm strives to serve children and families,” said Dan Lennon, Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. “We are proud of our decades-long partnership with Children’s Law Center, whose life-changing work ensures that every child in need of special education services or healthy housing can be helped.”

“Latham’s Champions for Children win highlights the firm’s continued dedication to improving the lives of children and families,” said CLC Executive Director Judith Sandalow. “Our work would not be possible without Latham’s unwavering generosity. The firm’s longstanding partnership and commitment to creating a District where all children can thrive is exemplified by this award, and we are honored to name them a champion for children.”

CLC is Washington, D.C.’s largest nonprofit legal services provider, and fights so every child in the District can grow up with a stable family, good health, and a quality education. Today, the organization reaches one out of every nine children in D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods — assisting 4,000 children and families last year alone.