March 04, 2016
Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Kevin Chambers, a Washington, D.C.-based partner in our White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice, has been named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow. This program aims to identify, train and advance the “next generation of attorneys with strong leadership and relationship skills who are committed to fostering diversity within their individual institutions and the profession at large.” Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 240 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are deeply invested in creating a truly diverse legal profession. The LCLD Fellows program, which has trained more than 600 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives.
Chambers represents clients in a range of white collar, securities and professional liability matters, including litigation and internal investigations. He also serves on the firm’s Diversity Leadership and Recruiting Committees, and has been involved in the development of many of Latham’s diversity-focused initiatives, including the 1L Fellowship Program, which provides networking opportunities, legal experience and mentorship to select law students. Prior to joining Latham in 2014, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney, prosecuting more than 250 criminal cases in the District Court for the District of Columbia and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and served as lead prosecutor in more than 60 trials.
“I am excited to begin my one-year appointment as an LCLD Fellow, and look forward to connecting with colleagues around the country who share my goal of promoting and fostering diversity in the legal profession,” said Chambers. Chambers’s appointment follows that of private equity finance partner Manu Gayatrinath, who served as an LCLD Fellow in 2015.