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Joy Chin and Weldon Latham Honored on Lawyers of Color's Fifth Annual "Power List"

Joy Chin and Weldon Latham Honored on Lawyers of Color

NEW YORK, NY (February 27, 2020) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Joy Chin and Weldon H. Latham have been named on Lawyers of Color’s (LoC) Fifth Annual “Power List.” The “Power List” recognizes the most influential minority attorneys and allies in the nation. Included on the list are Fortune 1000 general counsel, law school deans, legal media and nonprofit leaders. The 2020 honorees were honored at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. on February 26. 

“Joy and Weldon are exceptional leaders inside the firm and in the community,” said Firm Co-Chairs William J. Anthony and Kevin G. Lauri. “The firm challenges every attorney to be an advocate for diversity, and both have made a substantial mark in the industry. We are proud of Joy and Weldon for being recognized for their contributions to diversity and inclusion at Jackson Lewis and to the legal profession.”

Joy Chin is a Principal in the firm’s Long Island office and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. She also is the Co-Leader of the Affirmative Action Compliance and OFCCP Defense Practice Group and Chair of the firm's Pay Equity Resource Group. She was recognized in the Best Lawyers® 2020 Litigation - Labor and Employment category. Ms. Chin has 25 years’ experience helping employers navigate EEO and affirmative action regulations. She regularly works with corporate counsel and human resources managers to develop practical approaches to EEO and affirmative action compliance. Ms. Chin successfully has defended employers in litigation, OFCCP audits, and EEOC and OFCCP complaint investigations, including “glass ceiling” audits and claims of systemic discrimination in pay, hiring, promotion, and termination. Ms. Chin earned her J.D. and B.A. from the University of Georgia, and her M.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University.
 
Weldon H. Latham is a Principal in the firm’s Washington, D.C. Region office. He is leader of the Corporate Diversity Counseling Practice Group, Chair of the firm’s internal Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Latham represents Fortune 200 companies, major government agencies, and other complex organizations in a variety of legal matters, including crisis management, corporate diversity counseling, employment law, internal investigations, and government relations. Mr. Latham advises clients in crisis management and diversity representation, complex civil rights reviews and employment law audits, as well as dispute resolution, investigations and defends class action lawsuits involving allegations of race, gender, and age discrimination and harassment law. He also directs confidential litigation assessments, corporate diversity compliance reviews, internal legal vulnerability assessments, and assists clients in developing "best practice," benchmarking, and diversity enhancement action plans. Mr. Latham earned his M.C.E. from Dartmouth College, his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, and his B.A. from Howard University. 

About Lawyers of Color
Lawyers of Color is a 501(c)(3) devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities. The organization celebrate attorneys of color and conduct research and studies regarding the intersection of the legal profession and social justice.

About Jackson Lewis 
Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.

Additional information about the firm can be found at jacksonlewis.com.

For more information, please contact:
Lara Hamm, Director of Communications and Public Relations
T: (267) 319-7803 / E: Lara.Hamm@jacksonlewis.com

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