As Public Service Counsel, Director of Global Pro Bono for Latham & Watkins, Wendy Atrokhov oversees one of the largest pro bono programs in the world.
More than 90 percent of Latham lawyers around the globe undertake pro bono matters in nearly every area of public interest law, including veterans’ rights, education, criminal justice reform, housing and homelessness, disability rights, civil rights, immigration and asylum, unaccompanied immigrant children, anti-human trafficking, and domestic violence. In addition, we help set up and supervise legal clinics, as well as advise charities, nonprofits, and social enterprises working to address critical social problems.
Latham’s Pro Bono Committee includes nearly 70 members from our offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Pro bono matters are often staffed across borders, with Wendy working closely with Committee members and individual contributors to ensure that needs are met.
The firm has been recognized for its pro bono efforts by the Pro Bono Institute, Human Rights First, National Veterans Legal Services Program, KIND, The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, and TrustLaw/Thompson Reuters Foundation, among others.
Wendy serves on the Lawyers’ Committee of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the TrustLaw Pro Bono Council, and the PILnet Pro Bono Council. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of LathamCares, which offers grants and assistance to those in the Latham community who have been affected by personal hardship or crisis.
Prior to serving in her current role, Wendy practiced corporate finance law in Latham’s Moscow office from 2002-2010, where she represented foreign private issuers in debt and equity offerings and regulatory compliance matters, and established the office’s pro bono program. She began her career as an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office in 1999.