June 05, 2020
We at Latham condemn injustice and violence in all forms, and we stand with victims in the Black community and beyond. As advocates for justice, we have a unique responsibility and ability to combat ingrained and institutional racism and intolerance.
We realize that words of condemnation alone will not eradicate the scourge of racial injustice. Today, we are pleased to announce two initiatives that put our words into action.
Through direct contributions from the firm, our people, and a generous matching program, we commit to donating a minimum of $500,000 to organizations fighting for justice and equality, including the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Equal Justice Initiative. We believe these contributions will have an immediate impact on important work already underway.
In addition, through our pro bono program — one of the largest in the world — we will significantly expand our focus on and longtime commitment to the cause of social justice and equality. In our courthouses and our communities, across the country and around the world, we pledge to bring our resources to bear in this battle
for racial equality.
Justice, fairness, and equality lie at our moral core. This is our commitment.
Rich Trobman, Chair and Managing Partner, and Kevin Chambers, Chair of the Diversity Leadership Committee