Latham & Watkins recognised for standing up to modern-day slavery
Latham & Watkins has been honoured by US charity Not for Sale for its work in helping to combat human trafficking.
The fledgling charity, which fights to ‘reabolish slavery’ across the world, presented the firm with the ’2012 Abolition Award’ at its inaugural Gala Reception in New York earlier this month.
A team of 100 Latham lawyers and staff, delivering a whopping $2 million of billing time, has advised Not for Sale on a wide range of matters, from setting up operations to supporting its international expansion.
They’ve also enabled the charity to support 2,500 survivors and raised $150,000 to create community farms. And if you don’t believe us, check out Not for Sale’s thank you video.
Accepting the award, L&W partner Bill Vogue said:
‘We are immensely proud to work with Not for Sale and to support the organisation’s hugely important mission to end human trafficking. It is with great humility and a deep sense of pride that we accept this award.’
Big hearted and humble – what more could one ask for? KM