Firms are honored for their efforts provide pro bono advice to survivors of domestic abuse in the UK.
Lauren Meyer manages, coordinates, and advances the firm’s pro bono practice in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. She works closely with the pro bono committees in Latham’s offices across the region, developing new pro bono initiatives and legal clinics in collaboration with nonprofit organizations, Latham’s affinity groups and sustainability team, and the firm’s commercial clients.
Ms. Meyer has developed partnerships and implemented several pro bono initiatives, including: the Windrush Justice Initiative; Domestic Abuse Response Alliance; the UK’s first transgender legal name change clinic; and the Bronzefield Prison legal clinic in partnership with the charity, Not Beyond Redemption.
She is a member of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel and the UK Collaborative Plan for Pro Bono (an industry initiative for law firms with a strong institutional commitment to pro bono and access to justice).
Before joining Latham, Ms. Meyer served as Head of Legal at TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono program. Prior to that, she was a corporate and commercial solicitor at a financial services company, practiced as a corporate attorney at a South African law firm in Johannesburg, and volunteered with the South African Human Rights Commission and a refugee rights nonprofit.