The Los Angeles office is a long-standing community leader, providing millions of dollars in pro bono legal services and raising significant funding for local non-profits each year. This office has achieved victories in pro bono matters that run the gamut from child rights advocacy and land use to asylum and civil rights protection.
Among the more recent pro bono projects, a team of lawyers from the Los Angeles office helped lead an effort to obtain pensions for World War II holocaust survivors who worked in German-controlled ghettos.
Lawyers from this office have also secured numerous favorable decisions in Violence Against Women Act matters, including obtaining a recent order from the Immigration Court cancelling our client’s deportation back to Iraq and securing a commitment from the Department of Homeland Security to waive the 30 day appeal.
In the area of community service, the lawyers and professional staff from the Los Angeles office have helped prominent non-profit organizations raise awareness and funding. In 2012, the Los Angeles office once again supported the 'Food From the Bar' campaign, raising money for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, which provides more than 1 million meals to children, the elderly and families in Los Angeles who would otherwise go hungry. Over the last four years, with the support of hundreds of our attorneys and professional staff, Latham & Watkins Los Angeles has raised more than US$275,000, placing first or second each year in overall funds raised, and has volunteered hundreds of hours.