09 March 2018
Latham & Watkins’ fundraising efforts for D.C. Children’s Law Center’s 2017 Champions for Children campaign has earned the firm top recognition. Latham is this year’s winner in the High Flier category, which recognizes an organization that exemplifies a deep commitment to bettering the lives of children by engaging past donors, connecting new supporters and providing a transformational firm gift to Children’s Law Center.
Children’s Law Center provides free legal services to at-risk children who face abuse and neglect, need loving homes, or have special education and health needs. Each year, it reaches over 5,000 children and families, including 1 out of every 9 children in D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods. It is the largest non-profit legal services organization in D.C. and the only to focus on children.
“Latham & Watkins’ attorneys and staff are true partners, giving their work, wisdom and wealth in support of D.C. kids,” CLC Executive Director Judith Sandalow said. “When we have a particularly complex, sensitive issue, Latham is our go-to firm.”
The Champions for Children campaign is spearheaded by D.C. Children’s Law Center Advisory Board, which includes more than 30 rising leaders at law firms and corporations in D.C., including Latham partner Manu Gayatrinath and associate Sean FitzGerald. These leaders advance the well-being of children and gain valuable business development experience by promoting pro bono service and advocating for greater giving within their firms to support children.