In a five-year partnership, the global law firm Latham & Watkins is supporting NYU Law’s Latham & Watkins Forum, which brings experts and scholars to campus for discussions on current events and ideas.
The collaboration was spearheaded by Partner James Gorton ’86, co-chair of the firm’s communications industry group, and Of Counsel Jonathan Lippman ’68, former chief judge of New York and chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals.
“As a proud member of the Class of ’68, I’m delighted that the Latham & Watkins Forum will be providing students an opportunity to learn through stimulating discussions with many of today’s foremost professionals and thought leaders,” Lippman said in a press release issued by the firm.
“Latham is fortunate to have a strong relationship with NYU Law, which has provided a valuable foundation for many members of our team,” Gorton said in the same release. “The firm hopes that this unique discussion series will enable the next generation of lawyers to interact with some of the best minds in law and business outside of the classroom.”
The forum is the latest in a series of initiatives in which the 2,400-lawyer firm has supported NYU Law. In August 2017, Latham announced a new scholarship program, the Latham & Watkins Award in Technology and Law, which seeks to train a new generation of lawyers who are not only equipped to analyze the most complex technology law and policy issues but have also mastered the technical understanding of the discipline. In addition, Latham is an annual supporter of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. This partnership focuses on exploring new and more effective ways to foster diversity at law firms.