Firm Announces Its 2018 1L Fellows

Firm welcomes talented law students from Berkeley, Fordham, Harvard, Loyola, the University of Chicago, the University of San Diego, the University of Virginia, and Yale.

May 23, 2018

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce its 2018 1L Fellows. 

Our 1L Fellows will spend the first half of the summer in one of our US offices and the second half in-house in the legal department of one of our clients. Each fellow will also be paired with a mentor at the firm. Upon the successful completion of the program, the students will receive an offer to join the firm as a summer associate the following year. They are also eligible to participate in the 2L Diversity Scholars program.

The 2018 Latham & Watkins 1L Fellows are:

  • Carolina Souva Berger, University of Chicago Law School
  • Ahra Cho, Harvard Law School
  • Temi Dele-Dare, Yale Law School
  • Lana El-Farra, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Nigel Frank, Fordham University School of Law
  • Melange Gavin, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Kellye Quirk, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Sanjana Parikh, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Trevor Yedoni, Loyola Law School
  • Yiyun (Nancy) Zhu, Harvard Law School

Factors considered in selecting Latham’s 1L Fellows included academic and leadership achievements, challenges encountered in advancing career objectives, life experiences that have shaped values and professional goals, and a demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity in the legal profession. The firm received approximately 1,600 applications from students at more than 100 US law schools.

“As a firm, we are committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, so we are especially proud to welcome this talented group of students to our firm for a unique summer employment opportunity,” said Larry Seymour, Chair of the Recruiting Committee at Latham. “We congratulate the scholars on their many achievements thus far, and believe each one has a very promising career ahead.”

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

Latham & 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. 


Andrea Hogan, Vice Chair of Latham & Watkins' Recruiting Committee, +415.391.0600

Helena Potts, Vice Chair of Latham & Watkins' Diversity Leadership Committee, +44.20.7710.1000

Laurence Seymour, Chair of Latham & Watkins' Recruiting Committee, +213.485.1234

BJ Trach, Chair of Latham & Watkins' Diversity Leadership Committee, +617.948.6000

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