The firm was honored for its leadership in pro bono service.
Wendy Atrokhov leads Latham’s strategy for promoting, preserving, and creating opportunities to advance the firm’s core values and inclusive, supportive culture. To that end, Ms. Atrokhov oversees Global Citizenship at Latham, which includes the firm’s leading pro bono; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); community engagement; and sustainability programs.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Atrokhov served for more than a decade as the firm’s Public Service Counsel, Director of Global Pro Bono. Under her leadership, Latham’s pro bono program saw significant growth — becoming one of the largest in the world — with more than 2.1 million hours contributed by lawyers across the firm to nearly 11,000 pro bono matters.
Among her significant initiatives, in 2020, Ms. Atrokhov helped create and implement the blueprint for advancing Latham’s More Than Words pledge to significantly expand our commitment to advance racial and social justice, marshalling significant resources in three areas: pro bono engagement, education, and financial support.
Ms. Atrokhov serves on the Lawyers’ Committee of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the TrustLaw Pro Bono Council, the PILnet Pro Bono Leadership Council, and the Board of Directors of the Washington Council of Lawyers. She also serves as the President of the Board of Directors of LathamCares, which offers grants and assistance to those in the Latham community affected by personal hardship or crisis.
Ms. Atrokhov joined Latham in 1999 as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office. From 2002 to 2010, she practiced corporate finance law in Latham’s Moscow office and established the office’s pro bono program.