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Weldon H. Latham Recognized Among “2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers” By Savoy Magazine

Weldon H. Latham Recognized Among “2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers” By Savoy Magazine

RESTON, VA (July 25, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Principal and Board Member Weldon H. Latham has been selected for inclusion on the “2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers” list by Savoy Magazine. The list is comprised of the “best of the best” of Black lawyers that are partners within leading national law firms, corporate and general counsel from Fortune 1000 corporations. The attorneys featured on the list are widely recognized in the legal profession for their professionalism, protection of rights and community service.

"We’re honored to assemble the most powerful and impactful listing of lawyers working in corporate counsel and major law firms in the Summer issue of Savoy,” said L.P. Green, II, Publisher, Savoy Magazine. “African American men and women in the legal profession continue to reach new heights of achievement and we endeavor to spotlight their success through our coverage of their work through the magazine. We congratulate and salute those selected in the 2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers listing."

As Leader of the firm’s Corporate Diversity Counseling Practice, Mr. Latham advises Fortune 500 CEOs, General Counsel and other senior executives on addressing diversity and inclusion challenges and creating “best in class” workplaces. He frequently counsels clients in diversity representation and conducts complex diversity and inclusion performance and legal vulnerability assessments, as well as investigating and defending class action lawsuits involving allegations of race, gender, and age discrimination and harassment disputes. He also provides crisis avoidance, mitigation and management advice and counsel. In addition, Mr. Latham assists clients to develop "best practice" benchmarking and diversity enhancement action plans, as he has done for Jackson Lewis.

"It is an honor to be recognized among so many talented visionaries and leaders in the legal profession,” said Mr. Latham. “I am grateful Savoy recognizes the importance of diversity in the legal profession, and particularly in the senior executive ranks of Corporate America. I know many of the others recognized by Savoy, and they truly represent the ‘best and brightest’ of our profession." 

In February 2018, Mr. Latham was elected to Jackson Lewis’ Board of Directors. He also has helped organize and expand Jackson Lewis’ participation in the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ initiative, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Over the past 20 years, he has directly advised the CEOs and General Counsel of more than 60 Fortune 200 companies. 

Jackson Lewis’ Washington, D.C. Region office can be reached at (703) 483-8300.

About Jackson Lewis 
Jackson Lewis P.C. is a law firm with more than 850 attorneys in major cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries. Having built its reputation on providing premier workplace law representation to management, the firm has grown to include leading practices in the areas of government relations, healthcare and sports law. The firm’s commitment to client service, depth of expertise and innovation draws clients to Jackson Lewis for excellent value-driven legal advice. 

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

About Savoy Magazine
Savoy Magazine is a national publication covering the power, substance and style of African American lifestyle. From entertainment to sports, business to politics, design to style, Savoy is a cultural catalyst for the African-American community that showcases and drives positive dialogue on and about Black culture. Savoy Magazine is published quarterly and distributed via subscriptions and newsstands worldwide.

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